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They Called Us "Les Filles du Roy" ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB525242
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Anne Claire Poirier, Jean-Marc Garand
Directors:  Anne Claire Poirier
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Documentary, History, Media and Communications, Social Issues, Social Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  French
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1974
Running Time:  56:11

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Under cover of a love letter, this is an impressionistic history of the women of Québec down through the ages: the Indigenous woman, the fille du Roy, the nun, the settler's wife, the soldier's wife, and, finally, today's woman, who examines her traditional role as mother and wife, and contrasts it with her new place in the labour force. The couple, and the difficulties involved in being a couple, are touched upon with great tenderness.

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