Journey to Oblivion: The Empress of Ireland Story

Journey to Oblivion: The Empress of Ireland Story

                                    Journey to Oblivion: The Empress of Ireland Story
| 1 h 32 min

This feature documentary delves into the story of the Empress of Ireland, an ill-fated ocean liner that sank in the Saint Lawrence River following a collision with another ship in the early hours of May 29th, 1914. Of the 1,477 people on the ship, 1,012 died in one of history's greatest maritime disasters. This film is essential viewing for nautical and history buffs, and features footage of contemporary divers taking risky plunges into the frigid waters of the Saint Lawrence to rescue the Empress' undersea remains from oblivion.

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  • producer
    Michel T. Prévost
  • writer
    Alain Vézina
  • director
    Alain Vézina
  • editing
    Marc Plana
  • original music
    Réjean Doyon
  • narration
    Luc Pilon
  • camera
    Alain Éthier
    Normand Germain
    Jean Kavanagh
    Jean-Luc Potvin
  • sound recording
    Jean-Luc Potvin
    Pascal Van Strydonck
  • 3D animation
    Jean-Luc Potvin
    Éric Senécal
  • historical consultant
    David Saint-Pierre
    David Zeni
  • interviewee
    Guy D'Astous
    Derek Grout
    Marc Hardenne
    Ken Marschall
    Joe Saward
    Dany St-Cyr
    David Saint-Pierre
    Harold Smyth
    Claude Villeneuve
    David Zeni
  • narration sound recording
    Daniel Clot
    Jean-François Morasse
  • sound effects editing
    Jean-François Morasse
  • mix
    Jean-François Morasse
  • research
    Alain Essiembre
    Michel T. Prévost
    Alain Vézina

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  • branchline

    A very touching story about a ship and it's fate. The loss of so many lives in just 14 minutes: it is very hard to grasp the full drama and horror of that fateful night . A well documented film that I recommend. Let us not forget!

    branchline, 26 Nov 2016