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La Nahanni

La Nahanni

| 18 min

Documentaire qui fait revivre la légende entourant la rivière Nahanni, laquelle veut que tous les hommes qui ont tenté de lui arracher son secret y aient laissé leur vie. Comme les fameux frères McLeod, en 1908. Mais on a retrouvé, près des ossements des deux frères, leur « testament »: un billet affirmant qu'ils avaient repéré une mine d'or. Malgré sept échecs, Albert Faille, soixante-treize ans, persiste à croire à la présence de riches filons. Une fois de plus, il tente de résoudre l'énigme.

  • director
    Donald Wilder
  • photography
    Donald Wilder
  • producer
    Nicholas Balla
    Marcel Martin
  • editing
    George Kaczender
  • sound mixer
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn


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Ages 12 to 17

Geography - Natural Resources
Science - Earth Science and Geology

Begin by researching Canada’s Northwest Territories, especially the area around the MacKenzie River. Discuss the obsession with finding gold. Apart from becoming rich, what other reasons could there be for wanting to find gold? Do we admire men like Albert Faille or do we dismiss them as dreamers? Compose journal entries from Faille’s point of view. In one, include how he fills his days and nights while waiting for the spring thaw. In a separate journal, express his thoughts en route to the Nahanni, as well as his hopes and disappointments.

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