Water - Reserves and Networks

Water - Reserves and Networks

| 20 min

Canada possesses the greatest supply of fresh and salt water on the planet. This video examines the country's waterways, reserves and networks, and looks at the important role water has played in the past and present. Water shows how this precious resource has been both a boon and a challenge. Early explorers trying to locate the Northwest Passage to Asia ended up marooned and shipwrecked on the treacherous ice floes of the Canadian Arctic. Yet coastal waters have been treasured the world over for their bountiful fish stocks. And inland, the country's intricate systems of rivers and lakes have served as navigational arteries, sources of energy and playgrounds for leisure. TRANSIT features five videos that examine Canada's rich and diverse geography. Each film in the series combines spectacular cinematography and lively animation, using the Earth's basic elements as themes: Air explores climate; Water showcases the country's network of rivers, lakes and oceans; Land looks at the vast territory that makes Canada the second largest country in the world; Fire documents old and new sources of energy; plus Life, which develops the themes of people, fauna and flora.

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Credits
  • director
    Michel Barbeau
  • researcher
    Michel Barbeau
  • editor
    Éric Ruel
  • writer
    Daniel Frenette
  • sound editor
    André Chaput
  • narrator
    Thor Bishopric
  • location director
    Tony Ianzelo
  • production manager
    Christian Medawar
  • cinematographer
    Ernest McNabb
  • additional photography
    Tony Ianzelo
    Stefan Nitoslawski
  • camera assistant
    André Beaulieu
    Yves Beaudoin
    Alfonso Maiorana
    Robert Grenier
  • key grip
    Robert Grenier
  • gaffer
    Guy Rémillard
    Roger Martin
    Robert Grenier
  • location manager
    Élaine Tougas
    Alison Burns
  • production assistant
    Stefan Maiorana
    Yves Fontigny
    Lorne Dosogne
  • advisor
    Colin Low
  • producer
    Mark Zannis
    Pierre Lapointe
  • animation
    Éric Clément
    Jocelyn Hudon
  • computer graphics
    Éric Clément
    Jocelyn Hudon
  • additional animation
    Francine Paquin
  • online editor
    Denis Pilon
    Éric Ruel
  • video post-production
    National Film Board of Canada
  • post-production coordinator
    Éric Barbeau
    Claude Cardinal
    Richard Lesage
  • voice recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
    Patrick Viegas
  • assistant sound editor
    Marc Lapointe
  • foley artist
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • assistant foley artist
    Ariane Picher
  • re-recording
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • original music
    Luc Préfontaine
  • music archives research
    Andres Norambuena
  • archival film research
    Sylvia Mezei
    Marc Pitre
  • educational consultant
    Marie-Noëlle Soumeillant
    Roger Sauvageau
  • additional research
    Christiane Talbot
  • communication consultant
    Monique Caron-Bouchard
  • public relations
    Jack Horwitz
  • program administration
    Gisèle Guilbault
    Andrée Lachapelle
    Richard Terry
    Marina Trambas
  • executive producer
    David Verrall