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Beluga Days

Beluga Days

Beluga Days
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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.


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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