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For the Cause

For the Cause

| 52 min

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.

  • participation
    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
  • researcher
    Rodolphe Caron
  • writer
    Rodolphe Caron
  • director
    Rodolphe Caron
  • director of photography
    François Vincelette
  • director of photography - assistant
    Charles Gagnon
  • location sound
    Georges Hannan
  • production manager
    Christine Aubé
  • post-production coordinator
    Émélie Caron
  • picture editing
    Marcel Gallant
  • visual effects
    Blake Stillwell
    Brad MacDonald
  • original music
    Claude J. Fournier
  • original music - assistance
    Jean-Sébastien Fournier
  • voice - music
    Isabelle Roy
  • music recording studio
    Studio Tibasse
  • sound editing
    Mélanie Gauthier
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • online editing
    Denis Gathelier
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • computer graphics
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • legal counsel
    Louise Somers
  • line producer
    Rodolphe Caron
  • producer
    France Gallant
    Murielle Rioux-Poirier
  • legal advisor
    Christian Pitchen
  • marketing manager
    Julie Arseneault
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Karine Sévigny
  • administrator
    Geneviève Duguay
  • production assistant
    Colette Allain
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon


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Ages 15 to 17

Ethics and Religious Culture - Religious Diversity/Heritage
Social Studies - Social History

This film lets you explore francophone populations outside Quebec and the relationship between language and religious faith. You can also do a comparison between Acadians of New Brunswick and francophones from St. Boniface, Manitoba. Show the importance that religious communities had in French-Canadian society in the past.

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