Expulsion: The Story of Acadia (DVD)


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This saga of the expulsion of thousands of French speaking Acadians from their lands near the sea, will explain the tragedy that changed the course of history in Canada.

From the makers of the popular series, Canada, A People’s History, this docudrama with reenactments and interviews of descendants brings history to life.

  • Director: Mark Starowicz
  • Ages: 8-12, 12+, Adult


On the eve of a war that will engulf the world, the British government agreed 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 the colonizing on North America. 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.

Special DVD Features:
- Interview with Acadian descendant Richard Thibodeau
- Interview with Acadian descendant Ronnie-Gilles Leblanc

Included in the Canadian History All-Inclusive Bundle

Weight .86 kg
Dimensions 19.0 × 13.7 × 1.5 cm

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