On the Sea

On the Sea


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Three communities at the foot of the Charlevoix cliffs, Petite-Rivière, île-aux-Coudres and Les Éboulements, practise the myriad trades of the sea. Its men are sailors, stevedores, longshoremen for the coasting trade. In winter, they becomes caulkers, carpenters and timer-cutters who will build a new vessel if required, or repair, caulk and paint the over 150 wooden schooners that ply the St. Lawrence River.

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On the Sea, René Bonnière & Pierre Perrault, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    René Bonnière
    Pierre Perrault
  • text
    Pierre Perrault
  • English text
    Judith Crawley
  • photography
    Kenneth Campbell
    Michel Thomas-d'Hoste
  • sound
    Tony Betts
    David Howells
  • sound editing
    John Knight
  • narrator
    Lloyd Bochner
  • music
    Larry Crosley

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