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Winter Crossing at L'Isle-Aux-Coudres

Winter Crossing at L'Isle-Aux-Coudres

On an island the road ends where it begins, at the wharf. The wharf is the link to the rest of the world, until winter cuts it off. But the islanders know the winter sea and its movements. They judge the ice by its colours, avoiding the open channels, fighting through the slushy fragil ice, catching their footing on the chunk ice, and running all-out across the solid ice to the North Shore.

  • director
    René Bonnière
    Pierre Perrault
  • script
    Pierre Perrault
  • commentary
    Judith Crawley
  • camera
    Stanley Brede
  • sound
    David Howells
  • sound editing
    Paul Harris
  • narrator
    Donald Davis


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