The Voyageurs

Canada, 1964

Film
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A film about the men who drove big freighter canoes into the wilderness in the days when the fur trade was Canada’s biggest business. The film recreates scenes of the early nineteenth century on the 5 000 km river trade route to the Athabasca. With songs by a male chorus, this film presents a tuneful view of history. The commentary is taken from journals of the time.

Credits

producer

Bernard Devlin

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:20:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

31390

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Description and travel

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Canada - Social life and customs

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → French-Canadians

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Rivers - Canada

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels

Archival, Cinemagazines & Newsreels → Archival materials

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Rivers - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Wilderness areas - Canada

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Canada - Social conditions

History → Canada - History

Music & Performing Arts → Songs, French - Canada

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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