This short documentary profiles Ukrainian-Canadian Ted Baryluk, whose grocery store has been a fixture in Winnipeg's North End for over 20 years. In this photo study, Ted talks about his store, the customers who have come and gone and the social changes his multicultural neighbourhood has seen. But most of all he wonders what will become of his store after he retires. He hopes his daughter will take over, but she wants to move away. The film is a wistful rendering of a shopkeeper's relationship with his daughter and a fascinating portrait of a neighbourhood and its inhabitants.
A multicultural neighbourhood in Winnipeg is seen through the eyes of grocer Ted Baryluk. Over the 20 years that he has operated the store, the neighbourhood has changed considerably. The constant is that the people of the neighbourhood have always come from a mix of cultures, a microcosm of Canada. An exquisite film shot in the style of a photomontage.Albert Ohayon
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