Weekend watching: Teach me to Dance

The National Film Board of Canada is Canada’s public film producer and distributor.  It has been putting their old videos up online, and I’ve found a great one that I’ve seen back in elementary school featuring Ukrainian culture called Teach me to Dance (28 minutes):

In this drama, Lesia convinces her English-Canadian friend Sarah to perform a Ukrainian dance with her as part of their school’s Christmas pageant. Sarah’s father, angry at the growing number of Ukrainian settlers, won’t allow his daughter to participate. Despite the prejudices of their parents, the girls’ friendship remains strong, and they meet in Sarah’s barn to celebrate Christmas Day together.

For anyone who can’t watch the video, the story is outlined here.
The NFB has quite a few good videos about Ukrainian-Canadian culture, I’ll try to post them every weekend for some good watching!

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