First Winter

  • John N. Smith,
  • ,
  • 26 min 37 s

This historical drama features the first winter spent in Canada by a family of Irish immigrants deep in the Ottawa Valley. The year is 1830. Because the father is working in a logging camp, the mother has sole charge of the family. Sickness overtakes her, and she dies. The children are left on their own to survive. The film graphically illustrates the enormous hardships endured by the first settlers who had to cope with a climate with which they were unfamiliar. A beautiful, moving film.

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Film Credits

director
John N. Smith
producer
John N. Smith
Sam Grana
script
Gloria Demers
Cynthia Scott
photography
David De Volpi
sound
Jacques Drouin
editing
Richard Todd
sound editing
Jackie Newell
music
Tadhg De Brun

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