They called us "Les filles du Roy"

Canada, 1975

Film
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Episode of Series “Challenge for Change/Societe Nouvelle”
Under cover of a love-letter, this is an impressionistic history of the women of Quebec down through the ages; the Indian, the “fille du Roy”, the nun, the settler’s wife, the soldiers 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.

Credits

producer/director

Anne-Claire Poirier

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:56:03:00

Colour

Colour

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