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Les raquetteurs - DVD ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB521923
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Directors:  Gilles Groulx, Michel Brault
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Documentary, Health and Medicine, Social Issues, Sports
Language:  French
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1958
Running Time:  14:40

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With great authenticity and spontaneity, Les raquetteurs records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s. The film marked the beginning of a new approach to reality in documentary and prefigures the trademark style of the NFB's newly formed French Unit. Today, Les raquetteurs is considered a precursor to the birth of direct cinema. In French with English subtitles.

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