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Canada's Capital: Behind the Scenes

Canada's Capital: Behind the Scenes

| 24 min

This short film presented in a TV news-magazine format, is hosted by 2 young Canadians and a zany reporter on location in Ottawa. Their mission: to explore the capital "behind the scenes." The result is an intriguing look at Canada's capital and how it serves people across the country.

  • director
    Ian Ferguson
  • script
    Ian Ferguson
  • producer
    Keith Packwood
  • executive producer
    Floyd Elliott
  • camera
    Savas Kalogeras
    Jean Prenoveau
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
    Hans Oomes
  • editing
    Paul Demers
  • sound editing
    Paul Demers
  • music
    Robert Lauzon
    Fernand Martel
  • cast
    Roger Clown
    James Higgins
    Glen Hudson
    John Lavoie
    Susan Monoghan
    Stephanie Morgenstern
    Carl Nicholson
    Roma Pawlowsky
    Howard Ryshpan
    Heather Schwartz


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Ages 8 to 18

Study Guide - Guide 1

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government
Media Education - Journalism/News

Brief “lesson launcher type” activity or a series of inquiry questions with a bit of context:

A fictional news program in which two students discuss some of the political sights and sounds of Ottawa with a reporter on the scene.

Why choose this news-style format? What was the value of having an absent-minded reporter figure who stumbled through the city?

Which destinations did the reporter manage to visit? Are these all available to the public?

Was this a thorough trip to Ottawa? What was missing? Whose voices were missing?

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