This is a photograph

Canada, 1971

Film
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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.)

Credits

director

Albert Kish

producer

Tom Daly

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:10:02:00

Colour

Colour

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