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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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 (French Canada)

Sunday April 30, 2017

10:00am – 12:00pm               

Twice Upon a Time Twice Upon a time(1979, 10 minutes, NFB)
In Stereoville, each speaker of one language is tied to a speaker of the other, back-to-back. Into this two-stepping society stumbles a character whose very existence causes considerable consternation among locals: an unattached individual with command of both languages.

Samuel de Champlain 1604 (1964, 14 minutes, NFB)
Québec City locations and the artwork of well-known Quebec animator Frédéric Back are used to tell the tale of Champlain’s life in New France.

OK…Camera (1972, 27 minutes, NFB)
An exploration of Québec’s feature film industry, looking at the people who have succeeded in this unique milieu (Geneviève Bujold is one) or failed.

Infusion infusion(2010, 17 minutes, NFB)
In Acadie, the only “real” tea is King Cole, blended in New Brunswick for the past 100 years. Traditionally drunk with a spot of Carnation condensed milk, it recalls simpler days when people would take the time to stop and smell… the tea.

Canada Vignettes: Instant French (1979, 1 minute, NFB)
An animated take on the K-Tel ads of yesteryear that tries to sell an electronic device that allows one to speak fluent, effortless French.

Artist in Montreal (1954, 29 minutes, NFB)
This short film introduces us to the "automatistes," followers of an abstract art form that developed in Montreal.

Vive La Rose (2009, 6 minutes, NFB)
Based on the last recording by one of Newfoundland's foremost traditional music performers, Emile Benoit's tender delivery of the 18th century French song is the heart of Vive la rose.

Canada Vignettes: The Performer (1978, 3 minutes, NFB)
Relive Roger Doucet’s operatic rendition of our national anthem before a hockey game at the Montreal forum.