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An Ecology of Hope

An Ecology of Hope

| 1 h 24 min

A documentary portrait of ecologist Pierre Dansereau, the film takes us from Baffin Island to New York City, from the Gaspé Peninsula to Brazil. At each stop on this world tour, we hear his story and witness landscapes of breathtaking beauty.

  • participation
    Pierre Dansereau
    Ubiratan D'Ambrosio
    Luciana Braga Bezerra
    Fernando Catarino
    Françoise Masson-Dansereau
    Luciano de Jesus Conceicao
    Gustavo dos Santos Da Silva
    Gutti Fraça
    André Luiz Awes Da Cunha
    Francis H. Cabot
    Anaïs Bertrand Dansereau
    Gabriel Dansereau
    Gotschalk Da Silva Fraga
    Pierre dos Santos Pacheco
    Daniel Garneau
    Larissa Hallis
    Edgar Kuhlman
    Peirce Lewis
    Antonio M. Paiva
    Mauricio Andrés Ribeiro
    Louis E. Hamelin
    Camille Laverdière
    Alceo Magnanini
    Paul Rey
    Sabrina Rodrigues Rosa
    Paulo Freire Vieira
  • director
    Fernand Dansereau
  • director - collaboration
    Jacques Payette
  • assistant director
    Carmen Garcia
    Sylvie Lapointe
  • cinematography
    Philippe Lavalette
    Marc Gadoury
  • assistant cameraman
    Manuel Lavalette
    Martin F. Leblanc
    Gilles Laliberté
    Michel Bissonnette
  • computer graphics processing
    Georges Mauro
  • editing
    Hélène Girard
  • sound
    Diane Carrière
    Catherine Van Der Donckt
  • gaffer
    Gilles Mayer
  • sound editing
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • location manager
    David Poisey
    Frederick Galfas
    Marie-Noëlle Swiderski
    Patricia Marques
    Dulce Continentino
  • music
    Francine Beaudry
  • arrangements
    Francine Beaudry
  • arrangements - assistance
    Marc Larochelle
  • music recording
    Luc Papineau
  • casting
    Hubert Fielden
  • narration
    Hubert Fielden
  • voice
    A.J. Henderson
    Howard Ryshpan
    Thomas Donohue
    Philip Spensley
    Liz MacRae
  • voice recording
    Patrick Viegas
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Serge Boivin
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    NFB Postproduction Image Service
  • editing support
    Danielle Raymond
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • marketing officer
    Élise Labbé
  • production administrator
    Colette Brodeur
  • production administration assistant
    Dany Delpy
    Josée Trudel
  • line producer
    Christiane Germain
  • producer
    Éric Michel


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Ages 14 to 17

Geography - Environmental Issues
Geography - Territory: Urban
Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Comment on Dansereau's passion as he visits and discusses the various landscapes around the world. Discuss his philosophy of symbiosis between human beings and the landscapes of the world by applying natural ecological laws to man-made rural and urban environments. How does he remain so optimistic about our future on earth? Is his perception realistic? Clearly explain his "world view".

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