Our street was paved with gold

Canada, 1973

Film
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A filmmaker revisits Montreal’s St. Lawrence Boulevard—the Main—the road from the docks to the heart of immigrant Canada. This is a little Europe, a street of many languages, many Old World foodstuffs, a hundred small courtesies that make the stranger feel at home. For the filmmaker his prevailing memory is of the seventeen steps of a walk-up apartment, but for all Canadians, born or made, this film has many nostalgic links with a common Canadian experience.

Credits

director
producer

David Bairstow

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:28:32:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1973

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

013654

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture diffusion

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Ethnicity

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Language and culture

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

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → National characteristics

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Race relations

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture diffusion

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnic groups

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnicity

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Multiculturalism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → National characteristics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Pluralism (Social sciences)

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and culture

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → National characteristics

Places → Montreal (Quebec)

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)

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