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A history of Canadian cinema

Filmmaker Paul Donovan once compared the difficulty of making a movie in Canada to climbing Mount Everest without oxygen. Faced with an indifferent public, harsh critics, limited funds, and foreign-owned movie houses, filmmaking in Canada is, by necessity, a labour of love. Canadian gems like The Barbarian Invasions and Nobody Waved Goodbye have succeeded because of steadfast determination. CBC Archives explores the birth and growth of Canada's film industry.

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From The Kiss  to The Sweet Hereafter, Canada has a long and storied filmmaking history.
Medium: Television
Program: The National Magazine
Broadcast Date: Sept. 25, 1996
Guest(s): Lesley Allen, Denys Arcand, David Cronenberg, Norman Jewison, Peter Morris, Don Owen, Geoff Pevere, Mitchell Sharp
Reporter: Carol Off
Duration: 23:41
Universal International Picture, Republic Pictures Corporation. Ortis Films Ltd. Shipman-Curwood Company. Canadian International Film. The Mirisch Corporation. NFB.Canadian Film Development Corporation, Filmplan. Astral Bellevue Pathé, Astral Films.
Edison Manufacturing Company. Pickford Corporation. Universal International Pictures. Canadian Photoplays Ltd.

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