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Boatswain, The - Poet & Writer Rodavan Gajic (25/52)


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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: 1999
Available in French: Yes

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Janko Virant's “The Boatswain” tours the floors of twin downtown Toronto apartment buildings to visit their immigrant inhabitants and discover the courage that propels them onward. At the centre of “The Boatswain” is Radovan Gajic, a poet from the former Yugoslavia who makes his living as the superintendent of the two buildings. As the first real point of contact for many new immigrants, Gajic is the backbone of closely nurtured, vital relationships in their new community of Toronto. Janko Virant offers a glimpse at lives that were forced to flee, and then looks closer to discover why the choice was made to settle in Canada. In French: Maître d'équipage, Le: Radovan Gajic, poète et écrivain