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Land as Green as the Sea, A (13/52)

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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: White Pine Pictures
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: Yes

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“A Land as Green as the Sea” is an adaptation of an old Scottish emigrant's song, with its dream of a new world. But how aptly it describes the rolling parkland and prairie that Gertrude Hogg saw from the train window when she came West in 1905; the year Alberta first became a province. That woman was filmmaker Tom Radford's grandmother, and this is the story of his ancestors who fled Scotland during the Highland clearances, settling briefly in London, Ontario and then moving to Edmonton to establish the first community newspaper, at the turn of the century. Radford's grandparents' paper was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for confronting the Alberta government in 1936 over the notorious Press Bill. In French: Terre verte comme la mer, Une