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.

Comments

  • 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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Film Credits

director
Albert Kish
editing
Albert Kish
producer
Tom Daly
animation camera
Raymond Dumas
animation
Pierre L'Amare
re-recording
Michel Descombes
voice
Ronald A. Javich
James Carney
music
Alain Clavier

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