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The Dark Years - Episode 1 ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB543600
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Laszlo Barna, Gerry Flahive, Steven Silver, Silva Basmajian
Directors:  Steven Silver
Producing Agencies:  Barna-Alper Productions Inc. (Toronto),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Animation, Business Studies, Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, History, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2007
Running Time:  46:58
Closed Captions:  Yes

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A look at the impact of the Great Depression years on Canada and its people. What started with an economic crash in 1929 would end only with the guns of World War II. Of the many stories and legacies of the Great Depression, perhaps its greatest is that it created a modern Canada: more questioning of the power of government, inclined toward social policies like welfare and health care, and prepared to play a role in international affairs and economies.

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