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Teach Me to Dance

Directed by Anne Wheeler
Canada, 1978 (fiction, 29 minutes, English / Ukrainian)
Also known as "Apprends-moi Ó Danser"
Teach Me to Dance
Photo © National Film Board of Canada
Video (National Film Board of Canada)

Film Description:
"Lesia convinces her English-Canadian friend Sarah to perform a Ukrainian dance with her as part of their school's Christmas pageant. However, Sarah's father objects. Angry at the growing number of Ukrainian settlers, he will not allow his daughter to do the Ukrainian dance with Lesia. But in spite of the prejudices of their parents, the girls' friendship remains strong, and they meet in Sarah's barn to celebrate Christmas Day together."
-- National Film Board of Canada (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Myrna Kostash
Produced by: VladimÝr Valenta, John Howe, Roman Kroitor
Principal Cast: Nadia Ostashewski, Christine Lilge, John Pichlyk, Heather MacCallum
Cinematography: Savas Kalogeras
Film Editing: Ion Webster
Music: Mo Marshall
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada, National Museum of Man, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Atec Canada
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