This is a photograph

Canada, 1971

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Snapshot impressions of a European immigrant’s first five years in Canada. Brilliant and evocative use of photographs overlayed with his reactions to his adopted country, to the environment, and Canadian ways to which he must adjust. At first everything seems strange—the red brick houses, the glass skyscrapers, cars everywhere, stores stuffed with consumer goods—but gradually he becomes accustomed to calling the place home. Interesting use of music and sound effects which combine beautifully with the visuals (a sound montage). (Awards: Toronto; Venice.)

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Credits

director

Albert Kish

producer

Tom Daly

production company

ONF | NFB

Duration

00:10:02:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1971

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