Beluga Days

From the lower St. Lawrence, a picture of whale hunting that looks more like a round-up, with a corral, whale-boys and all. In 1534, when he stopped at the island he named l'Île-aux-Coudres, Jacques Cartier saw how the Indians captured the little white beluga whales by setting a fence of saplings into off-shore mud. In the film, the islanders show that the old method still works, thanks to the trusting 'sea-pigs,' the same old tide, and a little magic.

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Film Credits

director
Pierre Perrault
Bernard Gosselin
Michel Brault
producer
Jacques Bobet
Guy L. Coté
camera
Alain Dostie
Gilles Blais
sound
Claude Pelletier
Serge Beauchemin
Sidney Pearson
animation
Clorinda Warny
Co Hoedeman
music
Aimé Gagnon
Raymond Gagnon
Jean-Baptiste Gagnon

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