Bullfrog Films
26 minutes
Closed Captioned

Study Guide
Grades 7-12, College, Adult

Directed by Michael Simpson
Produced by Heather MacAndrew & David Springbett

DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45

US Release Date: 1997
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-506-7
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-697-6

Asian Studies
Canadian Studies
Multicultural Studies
Pacific Studies
Urban Studies
Urban and Regional Planning

Ways We Live: Exploring Community Series
The Boundaries of Change

Cities cope with changing demographics.

"An exploration of the people we have become." Orion Afield

How do communities cope with change? The last half of the twentieth century saw a tremendous change in the demographics of many North American cities. Richmond, BC, is a prime example.

A huge wave of Asian immigrants has settled in this land that once belonged exclusively to the Musqueams, and later saw the arrival of mostly Europeans.

How can people learn to accept change, while retaining a sense of their own community? Richmond is trying to create a positive outcome.

Other titles in the series are:

Community Animals - Leading thinkers explore community, work, time, values, and change.

Virtually Intentional - Finding community in the cloister, a commune, and in cyberspace.

Community by Design - Good design of houses and neighborhoods builds community.

Making Shelter - My Home with Others - Co-ops and co-housing provide new models for building community.

Reclaiming Community - Communities in Toronto and Oakland take back and revitalize public spaces.

Ageing with Community - The search for community and independence as we grow old.

Finding Us and Them - Physically and mentally challenged people find community.

On the Road - RV owners leave their home towns and build their own communities.

Maps with Teeth - Bioregional mapping by locals communicates a sense of place and regional identity.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/wwl7.html

"You can't keep community down. Give people a little encouragement and a few tools, and they'll recreate the sense of community spirit in any available cracks and crannies in our otherwise alienated culture...These stories...are upbeat, encouraging - and replicable."