As seen on Irish Television rating #1 on RTE1 Broadcast! Kanata an Irish Story, explores the history of the Irish in Canada in a new light through voices from Newfoundland to Northwest Territories. The film is a family album of individuals some famous, others should be and some just want to be heard on topics of stereotypes, religion, politics and culture that has been generally ignored in the Canadian Mosaic. The viewer will meet individuals from the North and South of Ireland and from the Jewish, Protestant and Catholic traditions.
Film Festivals and Screenings Commfest Film Festival 2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards 2011 Irish Ambassador Dr. Ray Bassett Private Reception 2011 Vancouver Irish Memorial Fundraiser 2012 SiarSceal Film Festival 2013
A Story to be Told
A Story to be Told collects the stories of 128 emigrants in order to preserve them for future generations, to know and understand what the life of an immigrant was and is in Canada, what it meant for an Irish person to leave the island and start a new life. Many went to Canada with only a few dollars and the name of a "friend of a friend" as a contact. A Story to be Told is the creative undertaking of Eleanor McGrath and photographer William C. Smith having worked extensively within the Irish Toronto community for years and share a passion for Irish culture.