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A Friend for Supper

A Friend for Supper

| 10 min

In this short film made during World War II, a teacher explains how children in Russia, China and occupied Europe are going hungry and how Canada is helping to remedy the situation.

  • direction
    Gudrun Bjerring
  • camera
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Clarke Daprato
  • editor
    Helen Lewis
  • music editor
    Jack Kash
  • producer
    Graham McInnes


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Ages 16 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Citizen Responsibilities
Geography - Natural Resources
History - World War II

Introduce the idea of famine in war-torn countries during World War II, especially noting how the food shortages affected children. Research the extent of Canada’s policy to aid the hungry overseas during WW II. Have students comment on the idea expressed in the film regarding the wasting of food in Canada during wartime. Does the attitude really help the hungry? Why were people so eager to believe this theory?

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