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Filmed in the town of Normétal in northern Québec, this short documentary provides a first-hand introduction to life in a frontier mining community where all roads lead to the pithead. Dweller of two worlds, the copper miner's life is one of contrasts. A mile underground are the rock face, the clattering drills, the dust of explosions; above ground, all the familiar activities of a small town.

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Normetal, Gilles Groulx, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gilles Groulx
  • script
    Gilles Groulx
  • producer
    Léonard Forest
    Louis Portugais
  • photography
    Michel Brault
  • sound
    Bernard Bordeleau
    Pierre Lemelin
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn