Summer Legend

Summer Legend


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This short animation tells the tale of the great spirit Glooscap and how he battled with the giant Winter in order to bring Summer to the North and the Mi'kmaq people. Silas T. Rand, a Canadian Baptist clergyman and ethnographer, and Charles Leland, an American humorist and folklorist, first recorded the legend of Glooscap at the end of the 19th century. Since then, the legend has been retold many times, but never more beautifully than in this colourful animated interpretation.

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Summer Legend, Françoise Hartmann, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Françoise Hartmann
  • script
    Françoise Hartmann
  • animation
    Françoise Hartmann
  • producer
    Eunice Macaulay
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • camera
    Pierre Landry
    Raymond Dumas
  • sound
    Louis Hone
  • sound editing
    Julian Olson
    Diane Le Floc'h
  • music editing
    Julian Olson
    Diane Le Floc'h
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • narrator
    Tex Konig
  • voice
    Margo Mackinnon Baculis
  • music
    Keith Tedman