The French Canadian: The Water of Life Series
Catalogue Number: 300154
Producer: MacLeod 9 Productions
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian World Studies, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Peoples, Social Studies
Grade Level: 3 - 5, 6 - 8, 9 - 12
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2015
Running Time: 13
Closed Captions: Yes
In The French Canadian, our narrator Jean-Pierre, a bootlegger from Sherbrooke, recounts the tale of his ancestors' arrival in New France in the 1640s. Chronicling their years as farmers on the Seigneuries, builders of the Trans-Canada Railroad and fighters in the Patriotes Rebellion, the film provides a moving portrayal of the quintessential immigrant experience of one of Canada's founding peoples.
Marrying filmmaker G. Scott MacLeod's painterly animations with Mike Burns' masterly storytelling, The French Canadian is the compelling fourth installment in The Water of Life, MacLeod's animated series on Canadian history.
"…very beautiful. I think it should be seen and I appreciate all the work that's been done and the animation is fantastic." - Alanis Obomsawin OC, Celebrated Canadian documentarian of Abenaki descent.
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