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A Question of Identity: War of 1812

A Question of Identity: War of 1812

| 27 min

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.


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

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