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The Snowshoers  //  Les Raquetteurs (Orig.)

DIR: Michel Brault, Gilles Groulx
1958 / Canada / 15 min

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With great authenticity and spontaneity, Les raquetteurs records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s. The film marked the beginning of a new approach to reality in documentary and prefigures the trademark style of the NFB's newly formed French Unit. Today, Les raquetteurs is considered a precursor to the birth of direct cinema.

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Director Michel Brault, Gilles Groulx
Screenplay Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault
Dir. of Photography Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault
Editing Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault
Music Norman Bigras
Sound Marcel Carrière
Duration 15 min
Year 1958
Country Canada
Colour Black & White
Tags classics, landscape, observational, poetic, sport
Production The National Film Board of Canada
The National Film Board of Canada
Address:  3155, Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse
City:  H4N 2N4 Saint-Laurent (Québec)
Country:  Canada
Web:  nfb.ca/
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Phone:  +1-514-496-7306

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Silver medal - Festival dei ...

Silver medal - Festival dei Popoli / Festival International du film de documentation sociale - 1960, Florence - Italy



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