It's Just Better

This short documentary takes us to a farmhouse on Cape Breton Island where Shawn Peter Dwyer, age 10, lives with his mother and nine brothers and sisters. While the children’s pockets are usually empty, their lives are well filled.

Comments

  • Velveeta

    “When I first saw this movie last year I decided to research the public records and found out that the family generally fared well. Shawn Peter Dwyer and his wife had just published a notice of the birth of their daughter in the local paper, some of his brothers and sisters have moved outside the province for work, and their mother had become a successful and reputed rabbit breeder (she was nicknamed the "Rabbit Lady") and passed away a few years ago. ” — Velveeta, 11 Jun 2014

  • Grammie

    “This film is a treasure. It truly depicts a family in rural Cape Breton coping well with little material resources but having the most important resource -- a loving home base. It would be great to see the children of this family filmed 'now' to find out how they fared in the years between the filming of the show and now. Excellent work.” — Grammie, 17 Jan 2014

  • Grammie

    “This film is a treasure. It truly depicts a family in rural Cape Breton coping well with little material resources but having the most important resource -- a loving home base. It would be great to see the children of this family filmed 'now' to find out how they fared in the years between the filming of the show and now. Excellent work.” — Grammie, 17 Jan 2014

  • VincentVanCrow

    “Would love to see a follow up story.” — VincentVanCrow, 9 Jul 2011

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Film Credits

director
Beverly Shaffer
producer
Margaret Pettigrew
cinematography
Kent Nason
sound
Patricia Kipping
editing
Donna Read
sound editing
Jackie Newell
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
music
Chris Rawlings

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