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Klondike Promises

Julie Plourde
2012 | 42 min
It’s been over a century since prospectors roamed the Klondike in search of gold. Like Charlie Chaplin and Lucky Luke before her, filmmaker Julie Plourde tracks the modern-day explorers for whom the dream of the gold rush is still alive and well. Réjean Audet is one such person. A tireless prospector, he remains confident and committed—just like the miners of bygone days, who staked everything on the slim hope of striking it rich. His day-to-day adventures bring alive an entire era, to the backdrop of the magnificent Yukon and the vestiges of industry. Combining archival images and the secrets of those who crisscross these coveted lands, Klondike Promises pays tribute to a place of legend with a colourful past. In French with English subtitles.

This documentary was made as part of the Tremplin program, with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.