The Lumberfros

In Abitibi, hundreds of kilometres from the city, thousands of workers go North, as did Jos Montferrand and François Paradis. Working as brush cutters, these 21st-century lumberjacks discover Quebec's boreal forest. Far from their families, they spend 5 or 6 months a year in logging camps that mirror a new Quebec, those of French-Canadian descent and neo-Quebecers from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. All have come to earn a living in the forest. Filmmaker Stéphanie Lanthier invites us to spend an entire season inside this northern micro society. Using a direct cinema technique in the style of Pierre Perrault, she documents the lives of the brush cutters.

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Film Credits

Stéphanie Lanthier
Stéphanie Lanthier
Stéphanie Lanthier
director of photography
Alain Dupras
location sound
Richard Lavoie
Aube Foglia
sound editor
Daniel Toussaint
original music
Benoit Daoust
Michel Demers
Claude Fradette
Lise Wedlock
Jean Paul Vialard
André Mailly
Jacques Turgeon
Alain Corneau

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