The White Ship

The White Ship

| 14 min

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Sailing ships on an open sea make an attractive sight, all the more to be valued because of their rarity. This film shows one of the Portuguese schooners that fished the Grand Banks off Newfoundland. From the moment the townsfolk turn out for the blessing of the ship and crew, to the time when the ship turns homeward with the season's catch--leaving one crewman in a Newfoundland grave--this film holds the viewer's attention on an ancient calling that will soon disappear.

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The White Ship, Hector Lemieux, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Hector Lemieux
  • photography
    Hector Lemieux
  • producer
    Rex Tasker
  • script
    Rex Tasker
  • sound
    Claude Pelletier
  • editing
    John Spotton
  • sound editing
    Victor Merrill
  • re-recording
    Ron Alexander
    Roger Lamoureux