Abegweit

A day-to-day record of the construction of the Confederation Bridge linking Prince Edward Island to the mainland, Abegweit reveals some of the innovations that made this mammoth project one of the most impressive engineering feats in Canadian history.

The film also gives a voice to the people affected by the bridge--construction workers happy to have the work and proud to be part of the project, ferry employees sad about losing their jobs and their seagoing family, islanders whose lives will be forever changed by the fixed link, and fishermen worried about the impact it will have on the environment and their livelihood. It is a stunning meeting of technology, politics, high finance and intense emotions.

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Film Credits

director
Serge Morin
script
Serge Morin
producer
Pierre Bernier
Diane Poitras
camera
Marc Paulin
sound
Georges Hannan
editing
Fernand Bélanger
sound editing
Fernand Bélanger
Claude Langlois
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
narrator
Alex Madsen
music
Richard Gibson
participation
Francine Blais
Peter Briden
Ralph Murray
Guy Cormier
Jim Feltham
Kim Gallant
Maurice Gallant
Joe Ghiz
Aldeene Giannelia
Alexis Giannelia
Paul Giannelia
Pat Hepditch
Betty Howatt
Hubert Jacquin
Ronnie-Gilles LeBlanc
Maurice Levesque
Helena McDonald
Lyman Murray
Peggy Murray
Thomas Murray
Gary O'Hanley
Heather Parsons
Kevin Pytyck
George Read
Fernand Robichaud
Lorne Stevenson
Peter Strubel
Gilles Thériault
Randy Vallis

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