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  • British-Columbia
  • 10 minutes 0 seconds
  • Lauren Bercovitch
  • Biographical

In 1978, people didn’t really know what a computer was. Yet after a trip to the dentist, one man decided to open a computer store, and was on the front line as the world changed forever. That man, was my dad.

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The story of the first personal computer sold in Canada, and the man who sold it.


My father was born in a refugee camp in Venice, Italy at the end of the world war II, and came to Montreal by boat when he was three years old. Thirty years later, he opened a store called Computerland and sold the first personal computer in Canada. This short film is a piece of his story, and history.


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A short made about finding my dad's birthplace in Venice.

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Lauren Bercovitch
Lauren Bercovitch

5 minutes


My team is the greatest team in the world: the Hodgee Films family. Together we have had a doc premiere at the Tribeca Film Fest, and are currently doing a web series for Morgan Spurlock. For our demo reel check out

Lauren Bercovitch

Lauren Bercovitch

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