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New Home in the West

New Home in the West

| 14 min

This short film traces the journey of the first Ukrainian settlers in Canada. Seeking freedom and opportunity, they came here and became instrumental in helping to open the Canadian West. Though they had little in the way of money or machinery, they had courage and faith in the future and were willing to put in the hard work. Every member of the family helped in the struggle, and in time, their efforts paid off.

  • director
    Dallas Jones
  • producer
    Robert Edmonds
  • photography
    Brother Constantine
    R. Putman
  • editing
    Edith Spencer
  • music editing
    Eugene Kash
  • consultant
    I.J. Lesiuk


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