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Extensions of the Family

Directed by Kathleen Shannon
Canada, 1974 (documentary, 14 minutes, colour, English)
Extensions of the Family
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"A self-selected 'family of 13' buys a house in a large western city and shares responsibilities. Originally, four adults held the mortgage. Since the film was made, two of the original members have moved and new arrangements have been made to share equitably with other people who have joined the group. This is a continuing experiment with alternatives to the prevailing nuclear family."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Kathleen Shannon, Len Chatwin
Cinematography: Robert Nichol
Film Editing: Kathleen Shannon
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
(sources)

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