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54 heures

54 heures

| 13 min

Ce court métrage documentaire relate de façon extrêmement saisissante la tragédie au cours de laquelle 132 hommes se trouvent prisonniers des glaces durant une violente tempête de neige au large des côtes de Terre-Neuve à l’hiver 1914. Soixante-dix-huit d’entre eux mourront gelés sur la banquise. Témoignages de survivants, documents d’archives percutants, animation ingénieuse et marionnettes s’unissent ici pour recréer leur calvaire.

  • direction
    Bruce Alcock
    Paton Francis
  • None
    Michael Crummey
    Paton Francis
    Lynn Andrews
    Jordan Canning
    Luke Crawford
    Tamara Segura
    Claude Dionne
    Isabelle Limoges
    Pat Dillon
    Jon Montes
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
    Michael Fukushima
  • voice
    Bryan Hennessey
    Teri Snelgrove
  • director of photography
    A A Scott McClellan
  • animation
    Kevin Langdale
  • additional animation
    Ryan Kane
    Bruce Alcock
    Paton Francis
    Nathan Boey
  • sound design
    Judith Gruber-Stitzer
  • musician
    Duane Andrews
    Patrick Boyle
    Bill Brennan
    Aaron Collis
  • production design
    Bruce Alcock
  • scenographer
    Marty Sexton
  • head grip
    Sean Doran
  • recording
    Mark Neary
  • location photographer
    A A Scott McClellan
    Victoria Wells
  • editing assistant
    Amanda Bell
    Chris MacIntosh
    Matt Sikka
  • music recording
    Stephen Lilly
  • sound effects creation
    Lise Wedlock
  • post-sync effects recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • additional musician
    Lance Neveu
    Dave Gossage
  • additional recording
    Chris MacIntosh
  • additional editing
    Chris MacIntosh
  • subtitles
    Claude Dionne
  • sound mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • production supervision
    Roz Power
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • production coordinator
    Vanessa Larsen
    Jenna Ross
  • studio administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • marketing officer
    Kelley Alexander
  • legal counsel
    Dominique Aubry
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke
    Michael Fukushima


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Ages 14 to 18

Geography - Human Geography
History - Canada 1867-1914
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

Discuss how the men in the film were influenced by economic factors when they decided to go out on the expedition despite the obvious risks. Comment on the impact of archival photographs intercut with animated images. Explain how the voice of the narrator brings the audience into the story. Explain the importance of "bearing witness" with respect to discussing tragic moments in history.

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