Expulsion : The Story of Acadia

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Expulsion : The Story of Acadia

Description

Documentary on the birth, development, demise, and renovation of Acadia - from France, to Nova Scotia, to Louisiana, and back again. Includes interviews with historians, archaeologists, and genealogists, as well as dramatic reenactments of 17th century Acadian life and le Grand DeĢrangement (the Great Upheavel) of 1755. Narrated by Isabelle Cyr. From CBC: "On the eve of a war that will engulf the world, the British government agrees with a plan to extinguish a people. In 1755, English colonial officials forcibly expel close to 10,000 French-speaking Acadians from their lands in Nova Scotia, lands that have been in Acadian hands for almost 150 years. What follows is the epic story of a group of people played as pawns in a struggle between two empires. It is a saga of death and dislocation that reverberates to this day - an event unparalleled in the history of colonization of North America. Drawing from the highly acclaimed series, Canada: A People's History, this one-hour documentary examines the events leading up to the brutal expulsion. Through dramatic re-enactments and interviews with Acadian descendants, it brings to life a human tragedy, one that changed the course of history and established a legacy and culture that lives on to this day."

Creator

Krupa, Grazyna

Date

2004

Language

English and français

Type

TV Broadcast

Identifier

Coverage

16th century - 21st century, Nova Scotia

Contribution Form

Zotero

Network

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Place

Toronto, Ontario

Program Title

The Canadian Experience

Running Time

00:44:07

Video Recording Format

DVD

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