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Home Feeling : Struggle for a Community

Author Jennifer Hodge and Roger McTair, Ontario Production Studio
Title Home Feeling : Struggle for a Community
Year 1983
Subtitle A User's Guide
Publisher National Film Board of Canada, Multiculturalism Canada
Publisher URL URL
Place of Publication Ottawa, Ontario
Publication Type Booklet
Location CRRF and Online
Pages 57 min. 35 sec.
CRRF Identifier CS-Ge-BR-Vi-4619
Last modified 2016-05-19
English Abstract

This feature documentary takes us to the heart of the Jane-Finch "Corridor" in the early 1980s. Covering six square blocks in Toronto's North York, the area readily evokes images of vandalism, high-density subsidized housing, racial tension, despair and crime. By focusing on the lives of several of the residents, many of them black or members of other visible minorities, the film provides a powerful view of a community that, contrary to its popular image, is working towards a more positive future.