This short documentary follows the 11th St-Laurent long-distance bicycle race held in Quebec in the summer of 1964. There, participants from 13 countries covered 2 400 km of Gaspé countryside in 12 days--a course longer than those of Italy, Belgium or Spain. With the curving landscape of this most picturesque province as backdrop, you see here a sports event where the challenge seems more personal than competitive.
Ages 15 to 17
Media Education - Documentary Film
Media Education - Film and Video Production
After viewing this feature film, students can think about what motivated directors to create filmed records of certain moments or events in the past. Then, based on that reflection, they can produce a short film immortalizing a moment or event today that would make compelling viewing for future generations as well as being important to the students behind the camera.