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Being Canadian (2015)

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What does it actually mean to be Canadian? This humorous documentary, featuring interviews with a who's-who of famous Canadians, hopes to find the answer.

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BEING CANADIAN chronicles the real-life quest of Robert Cohen, a proud Canadian, who left his hometown of Calgary and moved to the U.S. to start a career as a TV comedy writer. He started noticing how people outside Canada knew very little about his beloved homeland. After decades of ignorance, insults, and indifference, he decides to do something about it. Rob sets off on an epic personal quest, driving across Canada from East to West, to confirm the country he's been fighting for is still what he remembers. Interwoven with this journey are interviews with a variety of famous Canadians, along with people he meets along the way. His deadline? Midnight on Canada Day, in Vancouver. Imagine 'Sherman's March', but wearing a toque!

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An epic quest of apologetic proportions.


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The trailer features brief shots of Canadian celebrities, one of whom is Conan O'Brien. O'Brien was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He is not Canadian. See more »

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when the crew enters Ottawa it is apparently 6 days before July 1st. They are seen skating on the canal and tubing down a snow covered hill. There is no way that the canal would be frozen and a hill would be covered in snow this time of year. This shows that the visit to Ottawa must have been during the winter and not during this so called road trip that the film makers make us believe they are on. See more »

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Conan O'Brien: It's this giant piece of white chocolate that sits on top of America.
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19 January 2016 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Truth be told I didn't knew much about Canada until I watched this piece of Documentary...A bit surprised knowing not everyone in Canada lives in Igloos...Whosoever taking a shot at understanding Canada in quick fashion by watching this documentary would definitely like Canada more than before... Will wait for part 2 probably after a decade or so when Being Canadian mandatorily covers immigrants of past 20 years from other parts of world and their influence on Canadian culture and adding glory to the already shining establishment. (Not sure but 10 lines of text as an IMDb requirement for a documentary is like telling everything in the review itself).


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