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Edith Butler - Daughter of the Wind and Acadie

Edith Butler - Daughter of the Wind and Acadie

| 5 min

Combining interviews with teachers, admirers and musical peers, as well as footage from 40 years of performing, director Monique Leblanc's film captures singer/songwriter Édith Butler's moving artistry. A master show woman, Édith is always in flight – singing, playing, her long hair flying, with an epic grin on her face, covering everything from the softest lament to the most rollicking infectious footstomper. This film was produced for the 2009 Governor General's Performing Arts Award.

  • recipient
    Édith Butler
  • participation
    Bill Langstroth
    Antonine Maillet
    Luc Plamondon
  • director
    Monique LeBlanc
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon
  • cinematographer
    François Vincelette
  • sound recordist
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • 1st assistant camera
    Geneviève Thibert
  • production manager
    Jelena Popovic
  • makeup
    Brigitte Bilodeau
    Camille Hannan
    Mathilde Hollard
  • editor
    Marcel Gallant
  • assistant editor
    Steve Poitras
  • online editor
    Marcel Gallant
  • colourist
    Marcel Gallant
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound editor
    Chris Goguen
  • re-recording mixer
    Chris Goguen
  • research
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Suzanne Cyr
  • marketing officer
    Kay Leung
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • administrative team
    Dominique Brunet
    Lise Lévesque
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • producer
    Jacques Turgeon


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Ages 8 to 9

Arts Education - Music
English Language Arts - CanLit
History - Early Colonization/Settlement

A veritable cultural icon in this region of the Atlantic provinces, Édith Butler lets us experience the history of the settlement of Acadia through such memorable characters as Pélagie-la-Charrette, or la Sagouine. As students listen to the folksong Grain de Mil in French class, they can get a taste of the image-rich language of this resilient people. In groups of three, students can learn a couplet each and sing it in turn.

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