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Léonard Forest, Film Maker and Poet ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB543573
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Jacques Turgeon, France Gallant
Directors:  Rodolphe Caron
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal),Productions Appalaches (Edmundston)
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Literature, Civics, Diversity, Documentary, French, History, Language Arts, Literature
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2006
Running Time:  52m 20s


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In Léonard Forest, cinéaste et poète,
a French-speaking pioneer of Canadian cinema talks about his life as poet and
filmmaker, fifty years after his made his first film. This documentary by
Rodolphe Caron is both portrait and self portrait, showing an Acadian artist
who expresses his thoughts with intelligence and humility. We meet an
avant-garde filmmaker who dared put women and artists in the limelight, and
who offered a panoramic vision of contemporary Acadia. In French with English
subtitles.

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