The Snowshoers

  • Canada
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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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  • 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 (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Canada
  • Colour
    • Black & White
  • 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:
  • Awards
    • Silver medal - Festival dei Popoli / Festival International du film de documentation sociale - 1960, Florence - Italy


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