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Walk a Mile: The Immigrant Experience in Canada - Episode 3 - Discrimination ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB534290
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Dan Moscrip
Directors:  Dan Moscrip
Producing Agencies:  Knowledge Network (Burnaby)
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Diversity, Documentary, Fiction, Social Studies, Sociology
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  27
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Canada espouses the concept of a cultural mosaic, where ethnic and cultural diversity is respected. In episode 3, immigrant Canadians share their experience of this mosaic, presenting realities that do not always coincide with official policy.

Many newcomers, especially visible minorities, encounter discrimination in imployment, housing and social acceptance. This film also addresses the experiences of refugees seeking asylum in Canada.

Walk a Mile: The Immigrant Experience in Canada is a 4-part series that reveals the challenges faced by immigrants who leave all they know to make a new home in Canada. The aim of this series, as the title suggests, is for viewers to walk that symbolic mile in the others' shoes and to more readily show understanding and tolerance of the immigrant experience in Canada.

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