Teach me to dance

Canada, 1978

Film
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Lesia convinces her English-Canadian friend Sarah to perform a Ukrainian dance with her as part of their school’s Christmas pageant. However, Sarah’s father objects. Angry at the growing number of Ukrainian settlers, he will not allow his daughter to do the Ukrainian dance with Lesia. But in spite of the prejudices of their parents, the girls’ friendship remains strong, and they meet in Sarah’s barn to celebrate Christmas Day together. Award: Milan. Story and screenplay by Myrna Kostash. Suitable for upper primary and middle and upper secondary levels.

Credits

producer

Vladimir Valenta

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:29:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29260

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Italy - Milan - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prejudices

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Racism

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Prejudices

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

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