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Bittersweet Blues

Bittersweet Blues

| 24 min

This short documentary links family memories to the evolution of Acadian French. Bittersweet Blues reveals the dilemma that Acadians face: do they adopt normative French in order to be better understood, or proudly continue to use their own language, which reflects the colourful flavour of their own authentic culture?

This film was made as part of the Tremplin program, in collaboration with Radio-Canada.

  • participant
    Betty Anne David
    Rose Samson
    John Samson
    Thérèse Benoît
    Nelson Francis David
    Sadie Elizabeth Mayola David
    Cetus David
  • director
    Stéphanie David
  • researcher
    Stéphanie David
  • writer
    Stéphanie David
  • narrator
    Stéphanie David
  • story consultant
    Renée Blanchar
  • assistant director
    Pamela Gallant
  • production manager
    Pamela Gallant
  • camera
    Mario Paulin
  • camera assistant
    Martin Goguen
  • location sound
    Serge Arseneault
  • picture editing
    Pamela Gallant
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • mix re-recording
    Daniel Toussaint
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • screenwriting support - narration
    Renée Blanchar
  • narration recording
    Daniel Toussaint
  • narration recording studio
    Anders Arben
  • mix
    Shelley Craig
  • technical support - mix
    Bernard Belley
    Jérôme Décarie
  • technical support - assistance
    Monique Vézina
  • foley recording
    Luc Léger
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • credits
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • editing technical support
    Patrick Trahan
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Brad MacDonald
  • subtitles
    Vision Globale
  • still photographer
    Donald MacLellan
  • photo archives
    Betty Anne David
    Stéphanie David
  • administrator
    Geneviève Duguay
  • production coordinator
    Colette Allain
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Claveau
  • producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • executive producer
    Dominic Desjardins



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