Ridley: A Secret Garden

Ridley: A Secret Garden

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This short documentary invites us inside Ridley College, a private boarding school founded in 1889 and located in St. Catharines, Ontario. This film goes beyond the walls and groomed lawns of this institution to show how it molds its students into the leaders of the future. Although the private school system has its critics, Ridley continues to uphold a strong British tradition with its emphasis on moral training, strict supervision, a strong academic education, conformity, sports and relative isolation from the community.

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Ridley: A Secret Garden, Robert Lang, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Robert Lang
  • producer
    Silva Basmajian
    Arthur Hammond
  • executive producer
    Arthur Hammond
  • commentary
    Steve Lucas
  • camera
    Len Gilday
  • sound
    Douglas Ganton
  • editing
    Tiina Soomet
  • sound editing
    Roger Mattiussi
  • re-recording
    Terry Cooke
  • narrator
    Colin Fox

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