Ballad to Cornwallis

Ballad to Cornwallis

| 8 min
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This short documentary offers a satirical history of Halifax, written and sung in honour of the city's founder by balladeer James Bennet. Clad in period costumes, Bennet travels through time against a background of old photographs and paintings, archival and contemporary film footage, until he ultimately finds himself in the midst of the city's present-day building boom.

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Credits
  • director
    Diane Beaudry
  • editing
    Diane Beaudry
  • executive producer
    Ian McLaren
    Rex Tasker
  • cinematography
    Kent Nason
  • sound
    Ted Haley
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • animation
    Raymond Dumas
  • music
    Paul Mason
    James L. Bennet