Heaven On Earth

Release Information
March 1, 1987
TV CBC 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 1, 1987
TV CBC 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 1, 1987
TV PBs 21h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
March 1, 1987
TV PBs 21h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
December 4, 1988
TV CBC 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
December 4, 1988
TV CBC 20h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
December 4, 1988
TV PBs 21h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
December 4, 1988
TV PBs 21h00
Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)
Budget
Budget: $2,350,000
Distributors

Production Details

Executive Producer
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
John Hefin
John Hefin
Terry Ryan
Producer
Nancy Botkin
Nancy Botkin
Line Producer
W. Paterson Ferns
W. Paterson Ferns
Nancy Botkin
Nancy Botkin
Nancy Botkin
Nancy Botkin
Director
Sarah Polley
Allan Kroeker
Allan Kroeker
Allan Kroeker
Allan Kroeker
Terry Ryan
Peter Pearson
Peter Pearson
Peter Pearson
Director of Photography
Rodney Charters
Music
Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt
Writer
Sarah Polley
Allan Kroeker
Terry Ryan
Margaret Atwood
Peter Pearson
Peter Pearson
Editor
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Lara Mazur
Peter Pearson
Cast
Donna Edwards
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Eric Peterson
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Gerard Parkes
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Fiona Reid
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
Cedric Smith
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
R.H. Thomson
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Sarah Polley
Jan Austin
Jan Austin
Huw Davies
Sian Leisa Davies
Torquil Campbell
Torquil Campbell
Torquil Campbell
Nathan Adamson
Amos Crawley
Amos Crawley
Amos Crawley
Maureen McRae
Maureen McRae
Maureen McRae
Maureen McRae
Maureen McRae
Maureen McRae
David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes
David Hughes
Judy Sinclair
Judy Sinclair
Judy Sinclair
Judy Sinclair
James Bradford
James Bradford
James Bradford
James Bradford
James Bradford
James Bradford
Peter Ferri
Meg Hogarth
Meg Hogarth
Robert Haley
Robert Haley
Robert Haley
Robert Haley
Robert Haley
Alison MacLeod
Alison MacLeod
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
George Buza
Jack Jessop
Jack Jessop
Jack Jessop
Jack Jessop
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Dennis O'Connor
Larry Schwartz
Larry Schwartz
Larry Schwartz
Larry Schwartz
Loreena McKennitt
Nicholas Rice
Nicholas Rice
Nicholas Rice
Nicholas Rice
Loreena McKennitt
Margaret Atwood
98 minutes, 1986

Some 125,000 British orphans and abandoned children who were shipped to Canada between 1867 and 1914, without guardians, by well-intentioned Christian institutions. Victim of the advance of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, the children came to Canada with hopes of finding "Heaven on Earth" in the loving arms of a family. For some, Canada was indeed a salvation. But for many it was a battle for survival. This film depicts the lives of five who began their new lives in New Canaan, Ontario. The five children are Megan Dove, a devout and determined 15-year-old Welsh girl; Robin Dove, Megan's 6-year-old brother, who is separated from her early in their journey; Ian Okens, an intrepid, 15-year-old Cockney; Gary Andrews, a sensitive and studious Welsh boy; and Sopie Payne, a spirited but troubled girl from Wales.

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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