Daughter of the Crater

Daughter of the Crater


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A woman with a deep love of the land, Yolande Simard Perrault sees her life as having been shaped by a planetary upheaval in Charlevoix, Quebec, millions of years ago. As enduring as the Canadian Shield, she’s a woman of strength and spirit, a child of the crater left by the meteor’s impact. This documentary portrays a determined woman who’s the reflection of a land created on an immense scale. She was the creative and life partner of filmmaker Pierre Perrault, who gave up everything to be by her side. The film charts the influence of her unquenchable dreams and her contribution to the building of a people’s collective memory. In a stream of images and words, Simard Perrault recounts the splendours of the landscape and the people who shaped it. Generous and boundless, she embarks on a quest for identity that nurtures and perpetuates the oeuvre of the man who breathed new life into Quebec cinema.

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  • participant
    Yolande Simard Perrault
    Martin Brisson
    Jean-Michel Castonguay
  • writer
    Nadine Beaudet
    Danic Champoux
  • director
    Nadine Beaudet
    Danic Champoux
  • editing
    René Roberge
  • camera
    Christian Mathieu Fournier
  • sound recording
    Nadine Beaudet
  • additional sound recording
    Danic Champoux
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • producer
    Nadine Beaudet
    Johanne Bergeron
  • executive producer
    Christian Mathieu Fournier
    Colette Loumède
    Nathalie Cloutier
  • online editing
    Serge Verreault
  • sound mixing
    Isabelle Lussier
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • voice recording
    Olivier Calvert
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Chinda Phommarinh
  • studio coordinator
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • marketing manager
    François Jacques
  • marketing coordinator
    Sophie Thouin
    Jolène Lessard
  • technical director
    Vincent Deschênes
  • technical director - assistant
    Julie Pelletier
  • photos
    Martin Leclerc
  • release of copyright
    Nancy Marcotte
    Josée-Anne Tremblay

  • Chris Mulen

    It's sad i cannot see this film,because my location...

    Chris Mulen, 16 Feb 2021
  • Stephen F.

    I really enjoyed watching this film about Yolande Simard Perrault! I would have loved to have gone on a walk with her in the Charlevoix area. I will be thinking of her when I visit someday, in the near future, when we can travel again.

    Stephen F., 3 Jan 2021