This Is a Photograph

This Is a Photograph

This short experimental film is composed of snapshot impressions of a European immigrant's first five years in Canada. With humour and discernment, they reveal his reactions to his adopted country, to the environment, and the Canadian manners and customs to which he attempts to adjust. At first everything seems strange—the red brick houses, the glass skyscrapers, cars everywhere, stores stuffed with consumer goods—but gradually our protagonist becomes accustomed to calling the place home.

Film Credits

Albert Kish
Albert Kish
Tom Daly
animation camera
Raymond Dumas
Pierre L'Amare
Michel Descombes
Ronald A. Javich
James Carney
Alain Clavier

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  • Lois.Segal

    “"This is a Photograph" is my favorite Albert Kish film. Anyone who has been an immigrant can identify with the film. My favorite line: Anyone can pose with a car, doesn't matter if it's his car. No one will know. Lois Siegel” — Lois.Segal, 27 Jun 2014

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