Listen to the Prairies

Listen to the Prairies

| 20 min

This short documentary follows Manitoba's annual Musical Festival, profiling several of the young people whose talents made the festival a leading event in the Canada of the mid-20th century. Featuring boys' and girls' choirs, violin and piano solos, an excerpt from Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance, and songs by a soprano and a contralto, the film is an idyllic and melodic portrait the prairies of over half a century ago.

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Credits
  • director
    Gudrun Parker
  • producer
    Gudrun Parker
  • script
    Gudrun Parker
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • camera
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • commentator
    Budd Knapp