The Snowshoers

The Snowshoers

The Snowshoers

The Snowshoers

1958 / Canada / 15min

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.

Details

  • Original title
    Les Raquetteurs
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault
  • Dir. of Photo.
    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
  • Audio Tracks
    FRE
  • Subtitles
    NONE
  • Production
    The National Film Board of Canada
    3155, Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse
    H4N 2N4 Saint-Laurent (Québec)
    Canada
    tel: +1-514-496-7306
    e-mail: stephane.bousquet@onf-nfb.gc.ca
  • Distribution
  • Festivals

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