Bittersweet Blues

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.

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  • 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
  • camera
    Mario Paulin
  • location sound
    Serge Arseneault
  • picture editing
    Pamela Gallant
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • mix re-recording
    Daniel Toussaint
  • original music
    Daniel Toussaint
  • mix
    Shelley Craig
  • producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • executive producer
    Dominic Desjardins