The Unfinished Journey

The Unfinished Journey

| 1 h 11 min

On October 13, 1997 the village of St. Bernard in the Beauce region of Quebec acquired sudden fame, unintentionally and despite itself. It was Thanksgiving Day when a bus accident wiped out two percent of its tiny population. The local Golden Age club was on an excursion to Île-aux-Coudres when it plunged into the Éboulements ravine. Four years after the most serious road accident in Canadian history, friends and family of the victims recount their sad journey. During a six-month period, we accompany the survivors, and follow the rebirth of a community after the tragedy. In French with English subtitles.

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Credits
  • director
    Jean-Thomas Bédard
  • producer
    Nicole Lamothe
    Yves Bisaillon
  • participant
    Manon Bilodeau
    Francine Fillion
    Martial Labrecque
    Monique Breton
    Georgette Bilodeau
    Ghislaine Breton
    Raymond Fillion
    Lucie Dumas
    Rose-Aimée Breton
    Clément Bédard
    Hughette Camiré
    Marie Boilard
    Thérèse Guay
    Réal Guay
    Wilfrid Grenier
    Martin Goulet
    Clermont Labrecque
    Louise Labrecque
    Rosaire Roussin
    Michel Leblond
    Fernande Roussin
    Thérèse Brouard
    Denis Lemelin
    Sylvio Larivière
    Fernand Lemay
    Lucie Fillion
    Martin Fillion
    René Fillion
    Ginette Fillion
    Michel Fillion
    Johanne Fillion
  • script
    Jean-Thomas Bédard
  • assistant director
    Lina B. Moreco
  • assistant director - assistance
    Pascale Bilodeau
  • director of photography
    Yoan Cart
    Michel Lamothe
  • editor
    Patricia Vergeylen-Tassinari
  • sound recordist
    Claude Hamel
  • sound editor
    Leopoldo Gutierrez
  • researcher
    Marie-Josée Dufour
  • additional camera
    Bernard Fougères
    Jorge Martinho
    Jean-Thomas Bédard
    Alex Margineanu
    Stefan Ivanov
  • additional sound
    Pierre Bertrand
    Pierre Blain
    André Boisvert
    Ismaël Cordeiro
    Yves St-Jean
    Georges Sheehy
  • translation
    Christine York
  • subtitles
    Christine York
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • original music
    Marie Bernard
  • musician
    Christine Giguère
    Marie Bernard
  • music recording
    Luc Papineau
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    NFB Postproduction Image Service
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • technical coordination
    Jean-François Laprise
  • administration
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative assistant
    Marie-Christine Guité
    Lise Lévesque
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • distribution officer
    Joanne Carrière
  • line producer
    Johanne Bergeron