Les raquetteurs

Les raquetteurs

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This short documentary records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s. The film marked the beginning of a new approach to reality in documentary and prefigures the trademark style of the NFB's newly formed French Unit. Today, Les raquetteurs is considered a precursor to the birth of direct cinema. In French with English subtitles.

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Credits
  • director
    Gilles Groulx
    Michel Brault
  • cinematography
    Gilles Groulx
    Michel Brault
  • editing
    Gilles Groulx
    Michel Brault
  • sound
    Marcel Carrière
  • sound editing
    Stuart Baker
  • mixing
    Ron Alexander