The Road Taken

The Road Taken (1996)

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 1996-09-12
  • Runtime: 0h 52min
  • Production Company: ONF | NFB
  • Production Country: Canada
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This 1996 documentary takes a nostalgic ride through history to present the experiences of Black sleeping-car porters who worked on Canada's railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. There was a strong sense of pride among these men and they were well-respected by their community. Yet, harsh working conditions prevented them from being promoted to other railway jobs until finally, in 1955, porter Lee Williams took his fight to the union.

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Directing Selwyn Jacob Director
Production Selwyn Jacob Producer
Production Jerry Krepakevich Producer
Camera Les Krizsan Director of Photography
Sound Norman Dugas Sound
Camera Charles Konowal Director of Photography
Production Graydon McCrea Executive Producer
Sound George Novotny Sound
Writing Frederick Ward Writer
Crew Frederick Ward Script
Production Dale Phillips Producer
Production Dale Phillips Executive Producer
Sound Arthur McKay Sound
Editing Michel Lalonde Editor
Sound Joe Sealy Music