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Considering a Canadian film quota

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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Could the quota system regulate film distribution in Canada?
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday and Friends
Broadcast Date: July 30, 1972
Guest(s): Sandra Gathercole, Clarke Mackey, Michael Spencer, Nat Taylor
Reporter: Peter Rowe
Duration: 8:20

Last updated: January 7, 2013

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