Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953

Has Anybody Here Seen Canada? A History of Canadian Movies 1939-1953

| 1 h 24 min

Through rare film footage and interviews with some of the pioneers who made film history, this documentary traces the history of filmmaking in Canada from 1939-1953. It covers the establishment of the National Film Board in 1939; the war years; Canada's first Oscar; and John Grierson's sudden demise as Canada's driving force in the industry. We witness the struggles of the private film producers, the development of the film industry in Québec, and the emergence of the documentary. Above all, the film asks whether the alternating fortunes of the Canadian film industry, in the face of an overwhelming American presence, reflect the attitudes of the Canadian people towards themselves and their culture.

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  • director
    John Kramer
  • editing
    John Kramer
  • producer
    Kirwan Cox
    Michael McKennirey
  • executive producer
    Arthur Hammond
  • writer
    Donald Brittain
    John Kramer
  • cinematography
    Douglas Kiefer
  • animation camera
    Richard Moras
  • sound
    Raymond Marcoux
    Michel Hazel
  • sound editing
    Abbey Jack Neidik
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Adrian Croll
  • narrator
    Michael Kane
  • music
    Donald Douglas