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The Last Glacier

1984 1 h 23 min
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Schefferville, a single-industry town, is closing down because the mine that gave it birth has ceased operation. There is a general exodus. The film singles out Raoul and Carmen, for whom the demise of the town signals the irrevocable breakdown of their marriage. Professional actors mix smoothly with the local population to heighten the documentary aspect of this drama. The resulting docudrama illustrates the vulnerability of the citizens of these artificially created towns. With English sub-titles.

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The Last Glacier

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Schefferville, a single-industry town, is closing down because the mine that gave it birth has ceased operation. There is a general exodus. The film singles out Raoul and Carmen, for whom the demise of the town signals the irrevocable breakdown of their marriage. Professional actors mix smoothly with the local population to heighten the documentary aspect of this drama. The resulting docudrama illustrates the vulnerability of the citizens of these artificially created towns. With English sub-titles.
This work contains outdated and/or offensive terms. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • director
    Roger Frappier
    Jacques Leduc
  • script
    Roger Frappier
    Jacques Leduc
  • producer
    Jean Dansereau
  • camera
    Jacques Leduc
    Pierre Letarte
  • sound
    Claude Beaugrand
  • sound editing
    Claude Beaugrand
  • editing
    Monique Fortier
  • music
    René Lussier
    Jean Derome
  • cast
    Renato Battisti
    Martin Dumont
    Robert Gravel
    Louise Laprade
    Michel Rivard
    Marie St-Onge

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Education

Ages 15 to 16
After screening this feature-length film, the teacher can have students find examples of cities built exclusively around exploitation of a natural resource. They can then locate the cities on a map as a way of visualizing Canada’s geological regions. The teacher may also want to talk about co-existence of whites and Native people after viewing the film.