The Things I cannot change

Canada, 1967

Film
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This film is a look at a family in trouble, seen from the inside. There is the trouble with the police, the begging for stale bread at the convent, the birth of another child, and the father who explains his family’s predicament. Although filmed in Montreal, this is the anatomy of poverty as it occurs in North America, seen by a camera that became part of the family’s life for several weeks.

Credits

producer

John Kemeny

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:55:05:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1967

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29414

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Montreal (Quebec)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Economic conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Family - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Poverty

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social change

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Social problems

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Change (Psychology)

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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