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Becoming Canadian: Citizens’ Stories

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Catalogue Number:  SVP505
Producer:  Sound Venture
Producers:  Joyce, Tim
Directors:  Sun-Kyung Yi
Producing Agencies:  Sound Venture
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, History, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  59:57

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A vivid portrait of a nation in transition. A film by Sun-Kyung Yi

BECOMING CANADIAN: Citizens' Stories is a compelling and timely documentary that explores the origins and future of Canadian citizenship. Despite its status as a modern, progressive nation, Canada did not grant citizenship until 1947, a fact that is often overlooked in discussions of the country’s development as a nation.

Through nuanced storytelling and thought-provoking analysis, the documentary presents a vivid portrait of a nation in transition, showing how the Canadian Citizenship Act of 1947 has helped shape Canada’s identity and create a more inclusive and diverse society.

The film presents revealing interviews with the descendants of the first official Canadian citizens and leading historians; and the use of rare archival footage offers a rich tapestry of voices and perspectives. BECOMING CANADIAN: Citizens' Stories invites viewers to reflect on the profound social, cultural and political implications of what it means to be Canadian.


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