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Prairie Winter

Directed by Jenny Brown Gilbertson and Evelyn Spice Cherry
Canada / United Kingdom, 1935 (documentary)

Film Description:
"A winter's day in the life of a prairie farmer in Saskatchewan."
-- British Film Institute (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Cinematography: John Gilbertson

Quote about Prairie Winter

"In 1934, with Scottish filmmaker, Jenny Brown, [Evelyn] Spice travelled back to Canada to make Prairie Winter, a dramatized film about daily life in the Canadian north. Released in 1935, the film was intended to debunk the romanticized notions of prairie life depicted by the railway and steamship lines to lure prospective immigrants. Prairie Winter was one of the first Canadian films to be exhibited theatrically in England."
-- Barbara Evans (source)

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