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Evangeline's Quest ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB526428
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Pierre Bernier, Michel Lacombe
Directors:  Ginette Pellerin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Canadian History, Canadian Literature, Diversity, Documentary, French, History, Language Arts, Women's Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1995
Running Time:  53m 40s
Closed Captions:  Yes

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Published in 1847, Evangeline. A Tale of Acadie has enjoyed such
outstanding success that its heroine has become legendary as a universal
symbol of courage and fidelity. This tale of a young Acadian woman who was
separated from her fiancé during the 1755 Deporation has been translated into
130 languages and published in 300 editions.

This fascinating documentary examines the breadth of the Evangeline
phenomenon, from literary success to myth, trademark and muse. Peppered with
anecdotes and other details, Evangeline's Quest takes
us from Grand-Pré to Louisiana, through Cambridge and Moncton. During the
voyage, we see the world through our heroine's eyes and words. Although
Evangeline is a fictional character, through this voyage of imagination, we
appreciate her very real impact on contemporary culture.

For millions around the world who are familiar with Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow's creation--as well as for those who are not--Evangeline's
promises to be a rich source of discovery and fascination.

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