Places Not Our Own

Places Not Our Own


                                    Places Not Our Own
| 57 min
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Part of the Daughters of the Country series, this dramatic film set in 1929 depicts how Canada's West, home to generations of Métis, was taken over by the railroads and new settlers. As a result, the Métis became a forgotten people, forced to eke out a living as best they could. At the forefront is Rose, a woman determined to provide her children with a normal life and an education despite the odds. But due to their harsh circumstances, a devastating and traumatic event transpires instead.

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Credits
  • director
    Derek Mazur
  • producer
    Norma Bailey
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • script
    Sandra Birdsell
  • photography
    Ian Elkin
  • sound
    Leon Johnson
  • editing
    Lara Mazur
  • sound editing
    Ken Rodeck
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • music
    Randolph Peters
  • cast
    William Ballantyne
    Kate Berry
    Diane Debassige
    Michael Fletcher
    Damon Fontaine
    Eli Goldstein
    Kirk Grayson
    Steve Isfeld
    Tantoo Cardinal
    Dale Willier
    Vera Martin

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  • kelleys

    This film is a good example of the usefulness of the systems perspective. It illustrates the tumble down affect of the depressed economic times onto the least powerful members of society. Seeing all the different systems, failing to help individuals it is clear as to how the indivduals are forced to make unethical choices and how good individuals are changed by the stress that runs down hill. Would have liked to see more indepth of the younger boys in this family.

    kelleys, 8 Dec 2012