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Our Northern Neighbour

Our Northern Neighbour

| 21 min

This short film, part of The World in Action series, looks at Soviet foreign policy from 1917 through World War II. It considers the historical and political imperatives and the value of the Soviet Union as an ally.

  • director
    Tom Daly
  • editing
    Tom Daly
  • producer
    Stuart Legg
  • narrator
    Lorne Greene
  • music
    Lucio Agostini
  • animation
    Norman McLaren


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Ages 14 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Ideologies
History - World War II

Have students select an aspect of this film (e.g. The Russian Revolution, the Industrialization of Russia, the life of the Soviet citizen, Stalin's Show Trials) and have them research their chosen topic. Then, in a compare-and-contrast essay, have students point out the discrepancies between the film's portrayal of Soviet history and their research.

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