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Our Street Was Paved with Gold

Our Street Was Paved with Gold

| 28 min

Filmmaker Albert Kish revisits Montreal's St Lawrence Boulevard in the '70s. The street, also known as "The Main," is a little Europe with many languages, foods and small courtesies that make a stranger feel at home.

  • director
    Albert Kish
  • editing
    Albert Kish
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • commentary
    Donald Winkler
  • camera
    Savas Kalogeras
  • sound
    André Hourlier
  • sound editing
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Art Phillips


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Ages 12 to 17

Civics/Citizenship - Federal/Provincial Government
Diversity - Diversity in Communities
Geography - The Arctic
Social Studies - Social History

Study geography of Montreal region; identify areas mentioned in the film and examine what makes them popular with new Canadians. Discuss benefits/drawbacks of new immigrants “sticking together” in a new city. Research history and evolution of language laws in Quebec; what impact would these policies have on immigrant populations? Why does Quebec have such laws? Have students present which family/cultural traditions they would keep if they moved to a foreign country.

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