The Acadians

The Acadians

| 13 min

Descendants of the first settlers of Nova Scotia, the Acadians are distinct from their French-speaking counterparts in Quebec. Fishing and farming, as this short film shows, are traditional occupations, and other crafts are handed on through the generations. The hand-hooked rugs of Cape Breton are famous, as is Evangeline's shrine at Grand Pré. Along the fish wharves in the evening, the Acadians join in songs of the Old World in the New.

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