A Question of Identity: War of 1812

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  • 27 min 56 s

This short film explores the effect the war of 1812 had on pioneer settlements of the Upper St. Lawrence and Niagara regions. When Britain and the United States were at war, the feud spilled over into Canada, and farmers who had worked together to clear their land had to decide on which side their allegiance lay. When many took up arms to defend their new land against the "Yankee" marauders, a feeling of Canadian identity began to emerge.

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Film Credits

producer
Bernard Devlin
camera
Jean Roy
music
Robert Fleming
cast
James Edmond
Chris Wiggins
Roy Wordsworth

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