Road of Iron

Road of Iron

| 40 min

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This documentary celebrates the achievements of men who toiled in the harsh wilderness of northern Quebec to lay the steel tracks that helped bring the Ungava region’s rich iron ore to market. It is a story of strength and determination, as every man, machine and piece of equipment had to be airlifted in or transported by tractor caravan over the 575-kilometre route. Bit by bit, we follow their progress through forest, over muskeg and across rivers, until at last the first ore train snakes its way to the seaport of Sept-Îles.

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Road of Iron, Walford Hewitson, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Walford Hewitson
  • producer
    David Bairstow
  • script
    William Weintraub
  • camera
    Felix Lazarus
  • editing
    Fergus McDonell
  • sound editing
    Don Wellington
  • narrator
    John Drainie
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn

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