First winter

Canada, 1981

Film
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This historical drama features the first winter spent in Canada by a family of Irish immigrants deep in the Ottawa Valley. The year is 1830. Because the father is working in a logging camp, the mother has sole charge of the family. Sickness overtakes her and she dies. The children are left on their own to survive. The film graphically illustrates the enormous hardships endured by the first settlers who had to cope with a climate they were unfamiliar with. Filmed in Algonquin Park.

Credits

production company

ONF | NFB

co-producer

John Smith

Sam Grana

Roman Kroitor

director
Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1981

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016622

Language

English

Subject categories

History → Canada - History

History → History

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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