The Dark Years Series (Ages 13+)

The Dark Years Series (Ages 13+)

It was the late 1920s and Canadians were enjoying greater prosperity than ever before. Then it all came tumbling down. Nobody saw it coming. The cigar-chomping Harry Hindmarsh, editor of the Toronto Daily Star, and his hardboiled newsmen would go on to chronicle the far-reaching and catastrophic consequences of the crash of ’29.

Viewing history through the lively prism of an urban newsroom, The Dark Years blends dynamic animation and an epic cast of characters with documentary authenticity and a zippy narrative to chart the years of the Great Depression.

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  • The Dark Years - Episode 1
    2007|47 min

    A look at the impact of the Great Depression years on Canada and its people. What started with an economic crash in 1929 would end only with the guns of World War II. Of the many stories and legacies of the Great Depression, perhaps its greatest is that it created a modern Canada: more questioning of the power of government, inclined toward social policies like welfare and health care, and prepared to play a role in international affairs and economies.

  • The Dark Years - Episode 2
    2007|46 min

    A look at the impact of the Great Depression years on Canada and its people. What started with an economic crash in 1929 would end only with the guns of World War II. Of the many stories and legacies of the Great Depression, perhaps its greatest is that it created a modern Canada: more questioning of the power of government, inclined toward social policies like welfare and health care, and prepared to play a role in international affairs and economies.

  • The Dark Years - Episode 3
    2007|46 min

    A look at the impact of the Great Depression years on Canada and its people. What started with an economic crash in 1929 would end only with the guns of World War II. Of the many stories and legacies of the Great Depression, perhaps its greatest is that it created a modern Canada: more questioning of the power of government, inclined toward social policies like welfare and health care, and prepared to play a role in international affairs and economies.