Big Lew


    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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    Big Lew

    • British-Columbia
    • Length: 10 minutes 0 seconds
    • Director: Lauren Bercovitch
    • Genre: Biographical
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    The story of the first personal computer sold in Canada, and the man who sold it.

    Genre: Biographical
    Target Audience: Adults
    Target Length: 5 minutes
    Budget: $10,000

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    Lauren Bercovitch ,  British-Columbia


    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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