A Second Transcontinental Nation (1872)

A Second Transcontinental Nation (1872)

Canada struggles to preserve her borders after the Treaty of Washington in this feature documentary. The country's survival as a nation independent of the United States rests in the balance, as the film shows in its exploration of historical context, underlying factors, and possible alternatives.

Please note that this film was produced in 1969 and reflects the attitudes and thinking of its era. To modern audiences, parts of the film may be perceived as offensive, but it must be seen as a cultural product of the era in which it was produced. The perspectives of Canadians (and the NFB) have evolved and become more conscious of Indigenous rights, realities and points of view since the making of the film. Most notably, through its rich collection of Indigenous-made films, available at Indigenous Cinema , the NFB continues to strive to challenge stereotypes and accurately depict the diverse experiences of Indigenous peoples.

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Credits
  • director
    Ronald Dick
    Pierre L'Amare
  • producer
    Ronald Dick
  • script
    Ronald Dick
  • executive producer
    Nicholas Balla
  • commentary
    William Weintraub
  • photography
    Jim Wilson
    Raymond Dumas
    Claude Lapierre
    Kjeld Nielsen
    Tony Ianzelo
    Eugene Boyko
  • editing
    Nicholas Balla
    Marion Meadows
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • narrator
    J. Frank Willis
  • music
    Robert Fleming