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Family Tree

Directed by George Dunning and Evelyn Lambart
Canada, 1950 (animation, 15 minutes, colour)
Also known as "L'arbre généalogique"
Family Tree
Image: © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"The story of the settlement of Canada, illustrated with cheerful animated cartoons. The arrival of Jacques Cartier, the fishing and fur trades which followed, and the rival colonization by the French and British, climaxed by the battle of the Plains of Abraham, are depicted. The coming of the United Empire Loyalists is seen; then the west-coast gold rush and the completion of the transcontinental railway. New branches were added to the family tree when many European settlers came to fill the great spaces of the Prairies. Finally, we see the whole country matured into a nation, its traditions enriched by those of many peoples."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Tom Daly
Animation: George Dunning, Evelyn Lambart
Music: Eldon Rathburn
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada

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