Historian Matthew Hayday to Speak About Queen Elizabeth in 3D Documentary

20 09 2010

Historian Matthew Hayday of the University of Guelph will be interviewed tonight for CBC documentary Queen Elizabeth in 3D. This innovative documentary will be shown in 3D: the required glasses are available from all Canada Post outlets.

Professor Hayday will appear on film to provide historical context for the royal tour of 1951 and to explain how Canadians would have reacted to the princess’s visit. At this time, Canada had only recently instituted its own citizenship separate from that of Britain so the royal family was still central to many Canadians conception of their national identity. Hayday’s research is focused on the evolution of Canadian national identity in the period just after the Second World War. He is specifically interested in how a Britain-centred conception of Canadian identity was gradually challenged and to a certain extent replaced by one which incorporated linguistic duality, multiculturalism and diversity, as well as new symbols of nationhood such as a new flag, a new anthem and a national holiday.

Read more here.

QUEEN ELIZABETH IN 3D will air as originally scheduled on CBC Television on Monday, September 20 at 7 p.m. (7:30 p.m. NT) and on CBC News Network on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Read more here and here.

It looks interesting, although personally I prefer my 3D movies to be set on the planet Pandora…



One response

20 09 2010

Thanks for the publicity, Andrew.

For what it’s worth, I prefer to have my 3D movies featuring animated dogs named “Dug”, or perhaps elaborate spider webs (like in Coraline, an underrated gem).

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