24 min | Documentary
Executive Producers: Peter Gentile & Stuart Clarfield
Associate Producers: Mauro Abballe & Walter Venafro
Directed by: Peter Gentile
Terranova explores the Italian-Canadian immigrant experience. Through the recollections of the immigrants themselves, it chronicles their painful transition to a new world, and celebrates some of their successes. From labourers and new citizens to business leaders and national sports heroes, these immigrants have become a vital part of Canadian life. In the end, Terranova speaks not only of one ethnic group’s particular experiences, but of feelings common to all of us: the fear of leaving behind what is known and familiar, and the deep-seated desire to belong, to find a home once again.
Canadian Journeys tells the story of over 1 million Italians who set off to chase their dreams in the New World. Who they are, why they came, and what happened after they arrived in Canada is examined and celebrated through stories, photos, interactive timelines and video.
Produced by MDF Productions.