The Snowshoers

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Year 
1958
Country
  • Canada
Runtime
15min 
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With great authenticity and spontaneity, Les raquetteurs records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s. The film marked the beginning of a new approach to reality in documentary and prefigures the trademark style of the NFB's newly formed French Unit. Today, Les raquetteurs is considered a precursor to the birth of direct cinema.

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