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| 30 min

This drama portrays an immigrant family and the mingled feelings of hope and despair that characterize their life in a strange land. An Italian wife joins her husband in a large Canadian city. After two years in Canada the husband feels his dream of a better life is close to realization, but his wife feels that differences of language and custom are insurmountable. How such feelings are dispelled by simple gestures of friendship from Canadian-born neighbours gives a heartening conclusion to the film.

  • director
    Donald Ginsberg
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • associate producer
    Blanche Markle
  • script
    Charles E. Israel
  • photography
    John Gunn
  • sound
    Frank Orban
  • editing
    Martin Defalco
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • cast
    Gerry Sarracini
    Hildegarde Rossi


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