A supplemental documentary to the For King & Empire TV Series.
Norm Christie visits the battlefields and visits the cemeteries and memorials that commemorate the sacrifices of Canadians at Mount Sorrel and Hill 70. These two battles, which were not covered in For King & Empire, cost Canada 5,000 dead, but few remember their names. They were two vital battles that contributed to the ongoing development of the Canadian Corps. These battles were key turning points transforming the Canadian Corps from the enthusiastic volunteers of 1915 to the most effective fighting force on the Western Front in 1918.
Covers Norm Christie’s quest to find and recover forty-four Canadian burials in the lost Vimy cemetery, CA40. Families of the Lost Men walk in the footsteps of their fallen family members. Their connection to the Dead, and their grief, even after a century, is still palpable.
The Episode deals with four Canadians, who as part of the Special Operations Executive, ran underground operations against the Nazi occupiers, and provided a spirit of resistance to the isolated French people.
The Mohawks of Akwesasne in the Saint Lawrence Valley in Ontario and the Nlaka’pamux in the Stein Valley of British Columbia are featured in this 1991 exploration of the Native people’s response to pollution of their environment. 1991 Documentary film: 50 minutes, with an introduction and narration by Graham Greene.
Using powerful testimonials and rare archival footage, the film conveys how colliding perspectives of the land and development must be reconciled in the years to come to ensure indigenous and global environmental survival.