White-Whale Hunters of Anse-Aux-Basques

White-Whale Hunters of Anse-Aux-Basques


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On the North Shore of the St. Lawrence, the Otis family hunts for white whales and seals with rusty old rifles in hand-crafted boats. This is the traditional method of the Basque whalers who frequented the coast in the 16th century.

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White-Whale Hunters of Anse-Aux-Basques, René Bonnière & Pierre Perrault, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    René Bonnière
    Pierre Perrault
  • text
    Pierre Perrault
  • English text
    Judith Crawley
  • photography
    Michel Thomas-d'Hoste
  • sound
    Tony Betts
    David Howells
  • sound editing
    Barrie Howells
  • narrator
    Lloyd Bochner
  • music
    Larry Crosley