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Alexander Mackenzie - Le maître du Nord

Alexander Mackenzie - Le maître du Nord

| 27 min
Les artisans de notre histoire

Découvrez cette série des années 1960, produite dans le cadre des festivités du centenaire de la confédération canadienne, qui présente en 18 épisodes de 30 minutes une galerie de personnages qui ont marqué l’histoire du Canada


Ce court métrage de fiction décrit le voyage épique de Mackenzie jusqu'à la côte arctique du Canada. En route, il emprunta le fleuve qui porte aujourd'hui son nom. Le commentaire est composé presque exclusivement d'extraits du journal que tint le «Maître du Nord» au cours de ce voyage.

  • director
    David Bairstow
  • script
    David Bairstow
  • producer
    Guy Glover
    Richard Gilbert
  • photography
    Robert Humble
  • sound
    Sidney Pearson
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound mixer
    George Croll
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • cast
    Don Francks


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Ages 10 to 13

Geography - The Arctic
History - Early Canadian Exploration (1600s-1800s)
Indigenous Studies - History/Politics

Trace Mackenzie’s journey on the map. How was his voyage important for Canada? How different would the expedition be today – i.e.: navigation; travel; food and shelter? Study the fur trade between Europeans and Native communities. Do you consider Mackenzie to be a hero? Determine Mackenzie’s beliefs / attitudes about Aboriginal people. Perform parts of the film as a skit; research famous explorers; study children’s novels about travel in the north (e.g. Farley Mowat).

Alexander Mackenzie - Le maître du Nord
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