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The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal 22e Régiment

The Van Doos, 100 Years with the Royal 22e Régiment

| 52 min

This documentary marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal 22e Régiment, the only French-speaking Canadian battalion to fight in the First World War. Widely known by its colloquial name, “The Van Doos”, the battalion served with distinction on several fronts, including both world wars, the Korean War, and in numerous U.N. peacekeeping operations. This film offers a moving tribute to both the living veterans and the lost soldiers of the Van Doos. Their personal stories and narratives bring a little-known page of our history books to life. This vibrant elegy features a moving score by Claude Naubert performed live by the regimental formation La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment.

  • participation
    Alain Forand
    Aurèle Robert
    Marcel Richard
    Michel Jones
    Arthur Lortie
    Albert Gagnon
    Daniel Michaud
    Michel-Henri Saint-Louis
    Alain Bond
    Jocelyn Paul
    Alain Gauthier
    Justin Morneau
  • writer
    Claude Guilmain
  • director
    Claude Guilmain
  • director's assistant
    Valérie Lavoie
  • cinematography
    François Dagenais
  • cinematography - assistance
    Jocelyn Simard
    Chantal Vary
    Geneviève Thibert
    Nathalie Trépanier
    Éric Morin
    David Vachon
  • additional camera
    François Vincelette
  • sound recording
    Normand Lapierre
  • additional sound recording
    Mélanie Gauthier
    Sylvain Vary
  • lighting technician
    Steve Renault
  • grip
    Marc-Antoine Legault
  • production coordinator
    Doris Lapierre
    Valérie Lavoie
    Colette Allain
    Sophie Perceval
  • production stills
    Valérie Lavoie
  • logistics
    Louis Grégoire
  • technical support
    Louis Grégoire
  • infrastructure
    Louis Grégoire
  • logistics - assistance
    Stéphane Fortin
  • technical support - assistance
    Stéphane Fortin
  • infrastructure - assistance
    Stéphane Fortin
  • stage manager
    Éric Paquet
  • stage manager - assistance
    Kevin Lizotte
  • electrician
    Denis Noël
  • picture editing
    France Pilon
  • narration script
    Olivar Asselin
    Thomas Louis Tremblay
    Honoré-Édouard Légaré
    Eugène Mackay-Papineau
    Lucien Côté
    Claude Châtillon
    Jean-Charles Forbes
    Arthur Joseph Lapointe
    Ernest Bluteau
  • online editing
    Yannick Carrier
  • original music
    Claude Naubert
  • music - performance
    La Musique du Royal 22e Régiment
  • additional musician
    Claude Naubert
    Cendrine Despax
    Valérie Despax
  • sound editing
    Éric Tessier
    Daniel Toussaint
  • mix
    Éric Tessier
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • music sound editing
    Daniel Toussaint
  • technician
    Luc Léger
  • editing technical support
    Patrick Trahan
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
    Steve Hallé
    Micheline Faubert
    Amanda Terfloth
    Rany Ly
  • narrator
    Julian De Zotti
  • recording studio
    Boombox Sound
  • sound design
    Daniel Toussaint
  • research
    Michèle Houle
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Sylvia Mezei
  • rights clearances
    Michèle Houle
    Claire Bourbonnais
    Sylvia Mezei
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • foley recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • computer graphics
    Mélanie Bouchard
  • transcription services
    Suzanne Beaulieu
    Louise Larouche
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • credits
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • marketing
    Tammy Peddle
  • communications
    Lily Robert
  • legal counsel
    Peter Kallianiotis
  • administration
    Geneviève Duguay
    Alexandrine Torres de Figueiredo
  • administrative assistant
    Vanessa Emam
    Ai Rei Dooh-Tousignant
    Danielle Robichaud
  • technical coordinator
    Mira Mailhot
    Daniel Claveau
  • producer
    Anne-Marie Rocher
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • executive producer
    Jacques Turgeon
    Dominic Desjardins


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Ages 14 to 18

History - Canada 1946-1991
History - World War I
History - World War II
History and Citizenship Education - Modernization of Quebec Society (1929-1980)
Social Studies - Canada in the World Today

Ideal for essays and debates on Canadian history. What was Canada’s role in the major conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries? What is Canada’s military role in the world today, and what is its reputation? What is the difference between war and peacekeeping? When is war necessary or effective, and when is it not? What motivates people to enlist in the army? Would you consider enlisting in the army? Why? When we honour war veterans, do we celebrate war?

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