For the Cause

This feature documentary tells the story of the Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur Congregation which was formed in 1924 when 53 French-speaking nuns separated from their unilingual English community, forming a new religious community that immediately began to campaign for the preservation of Acadian language, faith and culture. Convinced that education was essential for Acadian women, in 1943 the Congregation founded Collège Notre-Dame d’Acadie, where young women were able to study in French for the first time in New Brunswick.

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Hélène Allain
Auréa Cormier
Élisa Duguay
Murielle Duguay
Odette Léger
Adèle Morin
Thérèse Vautour
Angèle Arsenault
Lorraine Y. Bourque
Edmonde Collette Brondex
Florine Després
Madeleine Gagnon
Lauraine Léger
Annette Richard
Rodolphe Caron
Rodolphe Caron
Rodolphe Caron
director of photography
François Vincelette
location sound
Georges Hannan
picture editing
Marcel Gallant
original music
Claude J. Fournier
sound editing
Mélanie Gauthier
Geoffrey Mitchell
France Gallant
Murielle Rioux-Poirier
executive producer
Jacques Turgeon