Front Lines

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A tribute to the combatants in the First World War, this film traces the conflict through the war diary and private letters of five Canadian soldiers and a nurse. Hearing them, the listener detects between the lines an unspoken horror censored by war and propriety.

The film mingles war footage, historical photos and readings of excerpts from the diary and letters. The directorial talent of Claude Guilmain breathes life into these 90-year-old documents and accompanying archival images so that we experience the human face and heart of the conflict.

For the educational sector, five documentary vignettes have been drawn from the film: Nurses at the Front, The Officer's Role, The Life of the Soldier, Faith and Hope and The Trenches, each with further information on its particular subject.

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Claude Guilmain
Claude Guilmain
Claude Guilmain
Paul Gross
Joe Dinicol
Jean Yoon
Philip Graeme
Dylan Roberts
Colm Feore
Steve Baker
Paul Fauteux
Jordon Pettle
research advisor
Michel Litalien
director of photography
François Dagenais
Peter Vinet
sound editing
Daniel Toussaint
sound design
Daniel Toussaint
Stéphane Cadotte
original music
Claude Naubert
Serge Boivin
Anne-Marie Rocher
executive producer
Jacques Turgeon


  • grannylin46

    “This film realy touched my heart, These people went to war so we could have peace. Thank-You” — grannylin46, 5 Aug 2010

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