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A Good Harvest

A Good Harvest

| 6 min
5 Shorts Project
5 Shorts Project
2016 5 films

Launched by the NFB’s French Documentary Studio, the 5 Shorts Project seeks to discover new filmmaking talent from Quebec’s regions while exploring the short-form doc genre. Five directors are challenged to create a 4-to-5-minute short with a technical requirement. These independent, individual films will benefit from the cohort’s constructive reflection and interaction.


Viewer Advisory: This film contains scenes of animal slaughter.

In a rural setting, the bleeding of a pig is depicted plainly, as an autumn ritual. A just and moving tribute to the handing down of actions that, shared across families and generations, also perpetuate true social solidarity.

This second edition was created in partnership with La bande Sonimage, a Saguenay-based organization that supports cinema and video production in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region. All shot with Bolex digital cameras, these 5 fascinating shorts are both stunningly beautiful and retro-looking.

The first edition can be found here

The third edition can be found here

This film deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised

  • producer
    Denis McCready
    Colette Loumède
    Claudia Chabot
  • participation
    Robert Potvin
    Louise Labonté
    Rémi-Bertrand Dionne
    Lise Simard
    Yann Dessureault
    Myriam Potvin
    Éléonore Dessureault
    Edgar Dessureault
    Jean-Rémi Dionne
    Julie Gagnon
    Laurence Dionne
    Patrick Moisan
    Audrey Gagnon
    Arno Moisan
    Xavier Moisan
    Léo Moisan
    Jérôme Gagnon
    Véronique Potvin
  • research
    Bogdan Stefan
  • script
    Bogdan Stefan
  • direction
    Bogdan Stefan
  • camera
    Jean-Philippe Archibald
  • editing
    Guillaume Langlois
  • location sound
    Ken Allaire
  • sound design
    Olivier Calvert
  • technical advisor
    Jean-Philippe Archibald
  • production support
    Karine Côté
    Caroline Gagnon
  • still photographer
    Alain Corneau
  • technical coordinator - shooting equipment
    Steve Hallé
  • technical support - editing
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Patrick Trahan
  • titles
    Cynthia Ouellet
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • marketing manager
    Karine Sévigny
  • marketing manager - assistance
    Jolène Lessard
  • administrator
    Sia Koukoulas
  • production coordinator
    Isabelle Limoges
    Chinda Phommarinh
  • administrative assistant
    Pascale Savoie-Brideau
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
  • associate producer
    Mélanie Lasnier
  • executive producer
    Colette Loumède


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Ages 16 to 18

Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Geography - Territory: Agricultural
History and Citizenship Education - Issues in Society Today
Social Studies - Contemporary Issues

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