Priest - Monseigneur Bourdel
Monday May 27 2002, 8:00am Eastern
Director Donna Caruso
Caruso's Pioneer Priest pays loving tribute to the courage
and sense of duty of French clergyman Constant Jean Baptiste Bourdel.
In 1904, at the age of 42 and against his doctor's wishes, Bourdel
left France to settle in the prairies of Saskatchewan. He established
the first parish in Prud'homme.
Yellow Pear: The Story of Gu Xiong
Director Audrey Mehler
Audrey Mehler's The Yellow Pear tells the dramatic
story of Gu Xiong, a Chinese artist and activist who escaped from
China just after the Tiennamen Square massacre, leaving his wife
and child behind.
Irish Woman's Kingdom: Kit Coleman
Director Lindalee Tracey
Tracey's An Irish Woman's Kingdom follows the adventures
of Kit Coleman, an irrepressible Irish woman who became a Canadian
Great Lone Land - The Life of R.B. Nevitt
Tuesday May 28 2002, 8:00am Eastern
Director Tom Radford
Tom Radford's The Great Lone Land is the remarkable
adventure story of Richard Nevitt, an American draft dodger who
escaped the Civil War, and joined the RCMP's Long March across Western
Other Side of the Curtain
Directors Patrick Reed and Laurence Green
Reed and Laurence Green's The Other Side of the Curtain is
an exuberant celebration of the life of Elena Kudaba. A Lithuanian
performer, Kudaba was robbed of her dream to become a professional
actress because of W.W.II. She settled in Hamilton in 1948 and founded
a successful theatre group.
Farmer from Amber Valley - J.D. Edwards
Friday May 24, 8:00am Eastern
Director David Adkin
David Adkin's A Farmer From Amber Valley is
the moving story of Jefferson Davis Edwards, a black American in
search of a freer life in Alberta.
Friday May 31 2002, 8:00am Eastern
Director Patricia Fogliato
Fogliato's The Music Teacher is a lyrical journey into the
life of Chilean pianist Alberto Guerrero, who came to Toronto in
1920 to work at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
de Puyjalon - Lone Wolf of the North Shore
Monette's Lone Wolf of the North Shore is a stunningly visual
poem to a French man's love of Quebec's northern wilderness.
with the Spirit - A Doukhobor Story
Wednesday May 28 2002, 8:00am
Eastern - History
Director Dorothy DIckie
Dickie's A Doukhobor Story is a personal journey into the
fascinating faith of her Russian great-grandfather, Vanya Perverseff,
who came to Canada in 1899 with 2,300 other Doukhobors.
His Time - Dr. Alfred E. Waddell
Director Lalita Krishna
Lalita Krishna's Before His Time is the astonishing
story of Alfred Waddell, a determined Trinidadian doctor whose humanity
helped bridge the divide between Halifax's black and white communities.
Director Linda Ohama
Ohama's The Travelling Reverend is the inspiring story of
Reverend Y. Kawamura, a Japanese Bhuddhist priest who settled in
Alberta in 1934.
Furthest Possible Place - The Journey of Anna Maria Seifert
Director Martin Duckworth
Duckworth's The Furthest Possible Place pays homage to the
dynamic spirit of Ana Maria Seifert, a modern Bolivian political
refugee in Montreal.
of God - Berthold Imhoff
Thursday May 30 2002, 8:00am
Eastern - History
Directors Laura Turek and Hunt Hoe
Laura Turek and Hunt Hoe's Servant of God
tells the moving story of Berthold Imhoff, a well-to-do German painter
who brought religious art to rural Saskatechwan.