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This sensitive drama tells the story of a couple, Roy and Judy, and the reactions they encounter when they announce their intention to marry, reactions complicated by the fact that Roy is black and Judy is white.

This half-hour dramatization, broadcast on the CBC as part of the Perspective series, tells the story of an interracial couple who plan to marry and the prejudices they face. It is amazing to see that the NFB was ready to tackle such a controversial subject as early as 1957. The response to the broadcast was startling, with the majority of people approving the sensitive way filmmaker Don Haldane approached the subject.

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Crossroads, Don Haldane, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Don Haldane
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • script
    Charles E. Israel
  • camera
    John Foster
  • sound
    Erik Nielson
  • editing
    Tony Lower
  • sound editing
    Brian Keene
  • cast
    William Gunn
    Patricia Moffatt
    Kathleen Kidd
    Arch McDonnell
    Lorraine Foreman
    Eric Christmas
    John Leluk

  • raven

    It was interesting to see that they did not kiss. I could sense that it would be pushing it to far, to make the actress and actor kiss.

    raven, 30 Sep 2020
  • phillipbomar

    All in all, I enjoyed the short story becuse it was skillfully written.

    phillipbomar, 27 Mar 2020

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