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Ellen's story [videorecording] / Robert Duncan Productions Inc. [and] National Film Board of Canada. --

Duncan, Robert. (Added Author). National Film Board of Canada. (Added Author). Robert Duncan Productions Inc. (Added Author).


Ellen Szita's learning disability was not identified when she was a child and she grew up unable to read and write beyond the most basic level. The film portrays the effect of illiteracy on her own life and that of her children, as well as Ellen's courageous struggle to overcome her handicap.

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  • Physical Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (48 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
  • Publisher: [Ottawa] : NFB, 1992.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Closed captioned.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Written and directed by Robert Duncan ; produced by Sharon Ann McGowan and Robert Duncan ; director of photography, Robert McLachlan ; music, John Sereda.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Robert Duncan.
Subject: Szita, Ellen.
Szita family.
Literacy > Canada > Case studies.
Literacy > Great Britain > Case studies.
Literacy programs > Canada.
Alcoholics > Canada > Biography.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Decoda Literacy Library.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Decoda Literacy Library AV 379.24 E45 1992 (Text) 35410000056804 General Collection Volume hold Available -

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