Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? (A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953)*

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Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? (A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953)*

  • 1978 ----- color ----- 84 min ----- vhs
  • Through rare film footage and interviews with some of the pioneers who made film history, this documentary traces the history of film-making in Canada from 1939-1953. It covers the establishment of the NFB in 1939; the war years; Canada's first Oscar; and John Grierson's sudden demise as Canada's driving force in the industry. We witness the struggles of the private film producers, the development of the film industry in Quebec, and the emergence of the documentary. Above all, the film asks whether the alternating fortunes of the Canadian film industry, in the face of an overwhelming American presence, reflect the attitudes of the Canadian people towards themselves and their culture. (Donated by the Department of Canadian Studies) (Restricted to use by institutions of learning within the State of Washington only)
  • Topics: (Art: History, Canadian Studies, Motion Pictures: History)