A Scattering of Seeds – EPISODES 14-26

$19.95

A Scattering of Seeds – The Creation of Canada is a series of 52 documentary films exploring the dreams, daring and determination of Canada’s first immigrants. It is a journey into the hopes and triumphs of those who built a nation, interpreted by Canada’s best independent documentary filmmakers.

 

Clear
SKU: N/A Category:

Description

A Scattering of Seeds – The Creation of Canada is a series of 52 documentary films exploring the dreams, daring and determination of Canada’s first immigrants. It is a journey into the hopes and triumphs of those who built a nation, interpreted by Canada’s best independent documentary filmmakers.

A Scattering of Seeds” draws on a rich archive of home movies, photographs, letters home, diaries and oral history. These are personal portraits celebrating the diversity of the first families who arrived during Canada’s formative years of nation building. From the early French, Ukrainian and Irish settlers to the more recent Chinese, Japanese and Sikh immigrants, this kaleidoscope of images and experiences is unparalleled in Canadian filmmaking.

By personalizing the stories of immigrants, “A Scattering of Seeds” makes the stranger immediately familiar and the beginnings of this country, a shared experience. It is Canadian history both heroic and haunting, set at the intersection of dreams and disappointment. There is conflict, oppression and the occasional sinking of hearts, yet the resolve and character of these immigrants is what builds a nation and allows it to grow. At the root of each story is the instinct to contribute something, to leave something, to mark the efforts of a life. Who we were before we became who we are is our lasting legacy and our greatest teacher. In these divisive times it is the hope of our ancestors and their gift of compromise that can overcome cynicism. “A Scattering of Seeds” demonstrates a profound understanding of the sense of community that continues to shape a country still in transition.

This series was produced by White Pine Pictures, an independent production company, headed by producer Peter Raymont and co-producer/story editor, Lindalee Tracey.

Additional information

SELECT EPISODE

Episode 14: The First Lady of the Yukon, Martha Black, Episode 15: An English Sense of Justice, T. Phillips Thompson, Episode 16: Brothers from Vietnam, The Story of Lais and the Bessais, Episode 17: New Norway, The Immigrant Trail, Episode 18: Straight Arrow, The Janusz Zurakowski Story, Episode 19: The Magnificent Abersons, Episode 20: Voice of Freedom, Episode 21: Saga of Hope, An Icelandic Odeyssey, Episode 22: The Storaway, Episode 23: Opening Night, Episide 24: The Wanderer, The Story of Rev. Sang-Chul Lee, Episode 25: The Boatswain, Episode 26: The Haitian Heart of Love