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The Ungrateful Land: Roch Carrier Remembers Ste-Justine

The Ungrateful Land: Roch Carrier Remembers Ste-Justine

| 27 min
Adieu Alouette
Adieu Alouette
1972 11 films

This documentary TV series explored Quebec in the 1970s, focusing on culture and moving beyond an antiquated, folkloric view of the province.


Here is the village of Ste-Justine as one gifted man, novelist and playwright Roch Carrier, remembers it. In this small corner of Québec there is space in the landscape and in the vast spread of forest, but the fringe of rocks around every field speaks of the backbreaking hardship that was the lot of Carrier's father and of his grandfather before him. This is a nostalgic view of rural Québec.

  • director
    Cynthia Scott
  • producer
    Ian McLaren
  • camera
    Pierre Letarte
  • sound
    Hughes Mignault
  • editing
    Claude Duquette
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • narrator
    Roch Carrier


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