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The Grasslands Project - Les Fransaskois

The Grasslands Project - Les Fransaskois

| 7 min

This short documentary from The Grasslands Project zooms in on the Prairies' francophone minority. The southern Prairies are overwhelmingly anglophone, yet a strong and vibrant francophone population persists in the small rural communities that dot this landscape. Gravelbourg is considered the centre of French language and culture in the region, and this short film hears from the Fransaskois (a term combining French and Saskatchewan) on the challenges and future of their unique prairie culture.

  • writer
    Scott Parker
  • director
    Scott Parker
  • producer
    David Christensen
  • cinematography
    Scott Parker
  • editor
    Scott Parker
  • music composer
    Aaron Macri
  • music performer
    Aaron Macri
  • sound mix engineer
    John Blerot
  • on-line colourist
    Joe Owens
  • social media coordinator
    Kristin Catherwood
  • translation
    Marco Bastidas
  • transcription
    Marco Bastidas
  • title animation
    Kim Clegg
  • production coordinator
    Jasmine Pullukatt
    Faye Yoneda
  • production assistant
    Guylaine Green
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
    Ginette D'Silva
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • director of English programming
    Michelle van Beusekom


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Ages 12 to 18

Geography - Territory: Agricultural
Languages - French as a Second Language
Social Studies - Communities in Canada/World

A short documentary from The Grasslands Project featuring the francophone town of Gravelbourg, considered the centre of French language and culture in the region. Ideal for discussions, essays or research projects about French-speaking Canadian communities outside of Quebec. Did you know there were francophone communities in Saskatchewan? What provinces other than Quebec have francophone communities? What are some of the challenges identified in the film in sustaining a French language and culture outside of Quebec? What is the community of Gravelbourg doing to ensure francophone culture thrives for future generations?

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