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Saturday April 29, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm On Guard For Thee (Canada during the War)
1:00pm –   3:00pm Native Land (Canada’s indigenous peoples)
4:00pm –   6:00pm Glowing Hearts (Canadian pride and culture)
7:00pm –   9:00pm Far and Wide (The length and breadth of our nation)

Sunday April 30, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm Terre de nos aïeux, (French Canada)
1:00pm –   3:00pm Glorious and Free (Struggle for equal rights)
4:00pm –   6:00pm See Thee Rise (Canada’s influence in the world)
7:00pm –   9:00pm O Canada! (Celebrating our unique identity)

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(Struggle for tolerance and equal rights)

Sunday April 30, 2017

1:00pm – 3:00pm      

Vistas: Boxed In (2009, 4 minutes, NFB)
A young woman of mixed ancestry struggles with an Equal Opportunity Form that requires her to respond to the dilemma: Ethnicity - Choose One.

Making Movie History: The Women (2014, 11 minutes, NFB)
Profiles a selection of pioneering French female filmmakers from the history of the NFB who speak frankly of the challenges and joys of making films for, by, and about women.

In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (2004, 43 minutes, NFB)
Stories from the last survivors of the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act, a set of laws imposed to single out the Chinese as unwanted immigrants to Canada from 1885 to 1947.

Doctors Without Residency (2010, 10 minutes, NFB)
Highlights how discrimination prevents foreign-trained doctors from practising in Canada – even after they've received their Canadian qualifications.

Every Child (1979, 6 minute, NFB)
This film illustrates one of the ten principles of the Declaration of Children's Rights: every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. The film took home an Oscar® for Best Animated Short Film.

Tragic Story With a Happy Ending (2005, 7 minutes, NFB)
A little girl finds acceptance in embracing her own difference.

Before They Are Six (1949, 17 minutes, NFB)
As women entered the workforce in greater numbers during WWII, their young children were cared for by others.  An intriguing portrait of the nascent mid-20th century world of work for women and their families.

Making It (2006, 10 minutes, NFB)
An inspiring portrait of Black youth who have made their ambitious dreams come true through willpower.

Careers and Cradles (1947, 10 minutes, NFB)
A snapshot of the revolutionary change in status enjoyed by women between the turn of the 20th century and 1947.

O Canada (1997, 2 minutes, NFB)
A rousing rendition of our national anthem.