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L' Anse-aux-Basques

L' Anse-aux-Basques

Court métrage documentaire réalisé par René Bonnière et écrit et produit par Pierre Perrault. Le film suit Henri et Rosaire Otis, de l'Anse-aux-Basques, deux chasseurs de loups marins et de marsouins, amoureux des grands espaces. Le savent-ils, les frères Otis, qu’ils sont les derniers descendants des chasseurs basques du 16e siècle?

Ce film fait partie de la série documentaire intitulée Au pays de Neufve-France.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • director
    René Bonnière
    Pierre Perrault
  • editing
    René Bonnière
  • producer
    Pierre Perrault
  • text
    Pierre Perrault
  • narration
    François Bertrand
  • images
    Michel Thomas-d'Hoste
  • sound
    Tony Betts
    David Howells
  • sound editing
    Barrie Howells
  • music
    Larry Crosley
  • song
    Monique Miville-Deschênes
  • participant
    Henri Otis
    Rosaire Otis


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Ages 6 to 11

Geography - Human Geography
Geography - Physical Geography/Geology
History and Citizenship Education - First Occupants (to 1500)

Exploring the waterway that has shaped our history, the St. Lawrence, we can trace the story of the Basques who came to North America to fish for cod, well before Cartier and Champlain. Have students draw the river between Montreal and Gaspé, including the many colourful islands, and identify places that have Basque-sounding names. Some, in the estuary, still bear the traces of their travels. Which ones?

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