Man Who Chooses the Bush

Man Who Chooses the Bush

| 28 min

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This short documentary follows Frank Ladouceur, a man who lives alone for months at a time, trapping muskrat in the vast, desolate wilderness of northern Alberta. He receives no visitors, and rarely voyages to his family home in Fort Chipewyan. What some may consider an unthinkably lonely, isolated existence is the calling of this fiercely independent Métis man. Remarkably determined and self-sufficient, Frank makes his home in the wild bush.

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

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Man Who Chooses the Bush, Tom Radford, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • 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

  • MCC

    Very interesting to see a way of life on the edge of so called civilisation. I wonder what it's like out there today. What has been lost, what gained?

    MCC, 5 Aug 2015

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