This Is a Photograph

This Is a Photograph

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This short experimental film is composed of snapshot impressions of a European immigrant's first five years in Canada. With humour and discernment, they reveal his reactions to his adopted country, to the environment, and the Canadian manners and customs to which he attempts to adjust. At first everything seems strange—the red brick houses, the glass skyscrapers, cars everywhere, stores stuffed with consumer goods—but gradually our protagonist becomes accustomed to calling the place home.

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This Is a Photograph, Albert Kish, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Albert Kish
  • stills photography
    Albert Kish
  • editing
    Albert Kish
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
  • animation
    Pierre L'Amare
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • voice
    Ronald A. Javich
    James Carney
  • music
    Alain Clavier

  • Lois.Segal

    "This is a Photograph" is my favorite Albert Kish film. Anyone who has been an immigrant can identify with the film. My favorite line: Anyone can pose with a car, doesn't matter if it's his car. No one will know. Lois Siegel

    Lois.Segal, 27 Jun 2014

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