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Man Who Chooses the Bush

Man Who Chooses the Bush

| 28 min

For five or six months at a time, Frank Ladouceur lives alone, trapping muskrat in the vast, desolate wilderness of northern Alberta. His family last visited him there some 14 years ago, and Frank’s own visits to the family home in Fort Chipewyan are few and far between. This is the story of an independent Métis man who is remarkably determined and self-sufficient, and who is ceaselessly called to return to the bush. Early experiences at Holy Angels residential school are recounted by his daughter. A Christmas play at the local school is presented in Cree. After a family Christmas meal, the fiddle and guitar are taken out and the Red River Jig begins.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

  • director
    Tom Radford
  • producer
    Peter Jones
  • photography
    Tony Westman
  • sound
    Richard Patton
  • editing
    Shelah Reljic
  • sound editing
    Stuart Copley
  • re-recording
    Barry P. Jones
  • music
    Frank Ladouceur
    Modeste Ladouceur
    Pete Ladouceur


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