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Life Lessons series
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- Moving image
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- Heartland Motion Pictures Inc. , 1988-2009
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0.050m of textual records
12 videocassettes : VHS, col., sd. (ca. 5 hr.)
2 videocassettes : Betacam, analog, col., sd. (ca. 50 min.)
14 videocassettes : Betacam SP, analog, col., sd. (ca. 6 hr.)
4 videocassettes : U-Matic, analog, col., sd. (ca. 2 hr.)
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This series consists of records relating to Life Lessons, a series of half-hour reality-based documentaries that examine various social and health issues, including domestic abuse, literacy, teenage pregnancy, multiple personality disorder, inhalant abuse, HIV and AIDS and alternative education. The series was shot in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and produced by Heartland Motion Pictures Inc. in association with Canwest Global with participation from Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) and SaskFilm.
Individuals involved in the production of the series included Stephen Onda (executive producer for Heartland Motion Pictures Inc.), Will Dixon, Lori Kuffner, Spyro Egarhos, Jackie Dzuba, Alan Ramsay, Frank Halbert, and Stephen Hall.
Records relating to this series include documentary summaries and copies of broadcast masters.
The series includes background research, interview transcripts, a videotape master log, and copy of the broadcast master of Medicine House (MI-4314), a documentary on the William Charles Health Centre in Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan. The documentary includes interview segments with Lionel Bird (coordinator); Lisa Bird (band member); Roy Bird (past chief); Meredith Moore (health consultant); Dean Norton (Health and Welfare Canada); Dr. Burt (weekly visiting physician); Pauline Cornell (director of group home); Lorraine Henderson (assistant health coordinator); Gloria Naytowhow (secretary/receptionist); Sherry Dallas (registered nurse); Shirley Nelson (student nurse); Kevin Linnen (acting nurse in charge); and Caroline Nelson (community health representative).
Records are in good physical condition.
Immediate source of acquisition
Stephen Onda donated these records to the Saskatchewan Archives in one accession in 2011: 2011-235 (November 18, 2011).
See fonds description.
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Box number(s): 17, 41-43, 50
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Records are open for research use.
Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication
Copyright retained by donor. Use, publication and/or reproduction of records are subject to terms of an agreement with the donor dated 25 July 2013 and conditions of the Copyright Act.
To consult the records, visit or contact the Regina office.
SAFA 668: See fonds description.
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Further accruals are expected.
Location for retrieval: Regina - Henderson
Moving images: MI-4135 to MI-4165; MI-4314
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- Reading - Saskatchewan
- Indians - Education
- Pregnancy - Regina
- Physically handicapped - Regina
- Handicapped - Regina
- Handicapped - Saskatoon
- Trinity Home for Creative Living Inc.
- Speech - Ability testing
- Merasty, Gary
- Merasty, Marie
- Sourijavong, Ath
- Souriyavong, Soom
- Multiculturalism - Regina
- Chip and Dale Housing Inc.
- Schools - Regina
- Cochrane High School
- Mental health - Saskatoon
- Epilepsy - Saskatchewan
- Adoption - Saskatchewan
- Learning disabilities - Saskatchewan
- Parenting - Regina
- Parenting - Saskatoon
- Food relief - Regina
- Joe Duquette High School
- Heart - Diseases - Regina
- Heart - Surgery - Regina
- Abused women - Saskatchewan
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Saskatchewan Archives. Archival Description Manual 2004.
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