Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Anja Kingston, Ontario

Fair address: Kingston Regional Fair

Project: De Levetzow à Leifso

An animated short film telling the story of the Leifso family’s journey to Canada.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Who my ancestors were. Before this project, I had didn’t know anything about them. Now I know so much more about my family’s past.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

We all have a history that we need to share. If we don’t share our stories, they will be lost for future generations, who will wonder where their ancestors came from but have no answer.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Though we have very different lives, both me and my ancestors have moved. Though my ancestors had to go across the sea to a new country where many things were unfamiliar, and I only moved from Calgary to Ottawa, and then from Ottawa to Kingston, it gives me some insight into how they may have felt in a new and strange place.

  • Skye Melles

    I thought this video was awesome!! I loved the animation and it also made your video stand out. You voice was also confident and clear!!
    21/06/2018 2:08:16 PM

  • Elmo micpooperhead

    Your video was cool I liked how you used animation in your video
    21/06/2018 2:04:22 PM

  • Skye Melles

    I thought this video was awesome!! I loved the animation and it also made your video stand out. You voice was also confident and clear!!
    21/06/2018 2:03:36 PM

  • John angus d

    Maybe switch the pictures more often to engage the watcher .But really good job!
    21/06/2018 2:02:23 PM

  • Gig

    Good presentation! Maybe speak a bit louder but, good job!
    21/06/2018 2:01:19 PM

  • Skye Melles

    I loved this video Anja. I thought your voice was really clear and confident. I also loved the animation. I thought it made the video stand out from the others.
    21/06/2018 2:01:07 PM

  • Ada

    Good job! I love how you animated it!
    21/06/2018 2:01:02 PM

  • Rihana

    J’ai vraiment aimer la scène des vaches! C’était très bonne fais. Je peux voir tout l’effort que tu a pris pour faire ton vidéo..
    21/06/2018 1:57:40 PM

  • Neila ☺️

    C'était très bien! J'aime beaucoup que tu as utilisé les animations. C'était très créative!
    21/06/2018 1:56:46 PM

  • Anja

    Hi, thanks for watching my video! I'm sorry that the description is in English but the video is in French. Bonjour, Merci pour regarder mon video. Je m'excuse que le description est en Anglais mais le video est en Francais.
    21/06/2018 1:56:14 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.