Strangers at the Door

This drama tells the harrowing story of an immigrant family in the New World. On arrival in Canada, their hopes for a better life were dashed when immigration officials refused to grant entry to their daughter. During a routine medical examination it was found that Kasia had contracted an infectious eye disease. She is separated from her family and sent back to Europe alone.

From the playlist : Canada’s Diverse Cultures

This dramatized short film focuses on the arrival in Canada of a group of immigrants at the turn of the century. The main protagonists are a family with three young children who have left the old country in search of land to build the farm they have dreamt of for so many years. Fate will deal them a cruel blow when it is discovered that the young daughter must return because she has an infectious disease.

— Albert Ohayon

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Film Credits

director
John Howe
producer
John Howe
Maxine Samuels
Roman Kroitor
script
Nika Rylski
camera
Savas Kalogeras
sound
Jacques Drouin
editing
John Kramer
sound editing
Bernard Bordeleau
music
Larry Crosley
cast
George Popovich
Elaine Reade
Maruska Stankova
Vlasta Vrana

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