SubjectsCanadian History Cinema Studies Colonialism Gender Studies Immigration Indigenous Racism
- Release Date 2001
- Running Time 60 minutes
- Closed Captions No
- Availability Canada, USA
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Unspoken Territory depicts the lost or unspoken moments in Canadian history, told through the stories of First Nations, immigrant and Quebecois women. The film takes us back to the days of Chinese railway workers; the desolate setting of a Ukrainian internment camp in 1915; the shock of a Japanese woman learning of her father's internment only after his death.
Combining documentary, dramatic re-enactment and animation, this film uses a lyrical approach in its questioning of official Canadian history and the seamless narratives of archived information. Poetic interludes, spoken over landscapes shot from moving cars and trains, demand an honest recounting of history, via ancestral voices and family conversations. The film concludes by commenting upon current episodes of racism in Canada, in the wake of recent changes to immigration law.
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