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Canada’s Cinematic History

The history of Canadian film is as complex and diverse as the country itself. Our rich cinematic history reflects our cultures and our stories back to us and unites us as a nation. Of course, celebrating Canadian film is...

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The Cinema of Quebec

by Georges Privet Since its beginnings, the cinema of Quebec has embodied and reflected the tensions of the society that brought it to life. Both consciously and unconsciously, it has focused on the fears and aspirations of Quebecers, which...

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The New Canadian Cinema

By Adam Cook Over the past few years the landscape of independent cinema in Canada has rapidly evolved, along with the industry around it. The modes of production have changed and with them have come new creative visions. A...

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The Documentary Tradition in Canada

By: Alex Rogalski For the better part of a century, most Canadian interactions with documentary films were probably much like mine. I’ll make an exception for my experiences at Expo ‘86 as a 9-year-old seeing IMAX and 3-D for...

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Canada’s Tax Shelter Era

By: Paul Corupe While Canada’s film industry turned out many distinguished films in the 1970s, including The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974), Les Orders (1974) and Who Has Seen the Wind? (1977), the decade—commonly called the “tax shelter era”—was...

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Back to God’s Country

By Kay Armatage From the earliest days of cinema and throughout the thirties, forties and fifties, the Canadian wilderness was seen as an exotic paradise – “God’s country.” As opposed to the mean streets of New York or Chicago,...

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