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The Jolifou Inn

The Jolifou Inn

| 10 min

This short film depicts Canada as it was a hundred years ago, as seen through the paintings of artist and adventurer Cornelius Krieghoff. The changing seasons, the Quebec countryside, village life — all were an unending inspiration to Krieghoff.

  • director
    Colin Low
  • editing
    Colin Low
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • camera
    Lyle Enright
    Douglas Roberts
  • music
    Louis Applebaum


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Ages 12 to 17

Arts Education - Visual Arts
History - Early Colonization/Settlement
Social Studies - Social History

Have students comment on Cornelius Krieghoff’s artistic style. Discuss how his paintings contributed to our knowledge of the habitants’ history and lifestyle. Research the life and works of various Canadian artists, including Krieghoff, showing their influences on Canadian art and culture.

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