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Nomad's Land

2007 52 min
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Meet an Air Force wife who discovers that she married into a lifestyle she hadn't chosen. When her husband joined the Air Force, Claire Corriveau discovered a world where everything was subordinate to the needs of the Canadian Forces. Her first film, the feature documentary Nomad's Land, powerfully depicts the hard existence of military wives. Isolated, often lonely, forced to move repeatedly, these women have little control over their lives. This explosive film reminds us that they are the first collateral damage of an institution that, without their sacrifices and backstage work, would be unable to do its work. Their …

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Meet an Air Force wife who discovers that she married into a lifestyle she hadn't chosen. When her husband joined the Air Force, Claire Corriveau discovered a world where everything was subordinate to the needs of the Canadian Forces. Her first film, the feature documentary Nomad's Land, powerfully depicts the hard existence of military wives.

Isolated, often lonely, forced to move repeatedly, these women have little control over their lives. This explosive film reminds us that they are the first collateral damage of an institution that, without their sacrifices and backstage work, would be unable to do its work. Their unsung contributions come at a high personal price. In French with English subtitles.
  • participant
    Alexa Brind'Amour Riffou
    Camélia Brind'Amour Riffou
    Christina Brind'Amour
    Gabriel Brind'Amour Riffou
    Diana Brossmer-Bergeron
    Patricia Colbert-Houle
    Isabelle Dugas
    Nancy Fillion
    Deborah Harrison
    Nathalie Labrecque
    Lucie Laliberté
    Éric Lalonde
    Glenda Leduc-Alchorn
    Marie-Claude Michaud
    Linda Parent
    Claude Pigeon
    Rick Pitre
    Larry William Richardson
    Charles Riffou
    Julie Séguin
    Dany St-Laurent
    Mélanie Tanguay
    Caroline Trudel
  • director
    Claire Corriveau
  • writer
    Claire Corriveau
  • researcher
    Claire Corriveau
  • production manager
    Doris Lapierre
  • narration
    Helen King
  • narration recordist
    Luc Léger
  • voice recording director
    Kathleen Fleming
  • script consultant
    Georgette Duchaine
  • director of photography
    Michel La Veaux
    Geoffroy Beauchemin
    Alex Margineanu
    François Gamache
    Jan Zuchlinski
  • camera assistant
    Marie-Andrée Pâquet
  • sound
    Marcel Fraser
    Sylvain Arsenault
    Pierre Bouchard
  • electrician
    Steve Renaud
  • editing
    Petra Valier
  • assistant editor
    Angela Fong
  • sound editing
    Daniel Toussaint
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • subtitles
    Kathleen Fleming
  • original music
    Daniel Bouliane
  • musician
    Daniel Bouliane
    Ken Mahoney
    Mario Gilbert
  • singer
    Sherri Harding
  • online editing
    David Oxilia
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing officer
    Mia Desroches
    Julie Arseneault
  • administrator
    Johanne Dubuc
    Manon Provencher
  • administrative team
    Vanessa Emam
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • technical coordinator
    Samuel Lambert
    Brigitte Sénéchal
  • line producer
    Jocelyne Dignard-Saleh
  • post-production
    Anne-Marie Rocher
  • producer
    Claudette Jaiko
  • executive producer
    Claudette Jaiko
    Jacques Turgeon

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Education

Ages 12 to 17
Brainstorm the idea of a military family’s lifestyle. What do students know about the hardships that accompany this way of life? Discuss the compromises that families must make to accommodate a parent’s military career. Have a discussion around the idea of wives considered to be “collateral damage” and vulnerable to the power of the military machine. Identify the loss of human rights for military spouses, who are usually women.