Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Alexis Tremblay: Habitant

This short documentary illustrates rural French Canadian life in the early 1940s. The film follows Alexis Tremblay and his family through the busy autumn days as they bring in the harvest and help with bread baking and soap making. Winter sees the children revelling in outdoor sports while the women are busy with their weaving, and, with the coming of spring young and old alike repair to the fields once more to plough the earth in preparation for another season of varied crops. One of the first NFB films to be produced, directed, written and shot by women.

Posted for scorpio who is too computer illiterate to post it himself. LOL

1 comment:

Scorpio said...

This film takes me back to the day when the gym teacher would roll out the film projector and the local film geek would help set up the reels. Great stuff on many levels.