Format: 35mm Black & White
Runtime: 15 min
National Film Board of Canada
This direct cinema documentary about the snowshoers congress in Sherbrooke, Quebec, in February 1958, provides a humorous but revealing and sympathetic portrait of ritual and communal life in rural Quebec.
Les raquetteurs is an important film that marked the true beginnings of the French Unit at the NFB. It also marked the first step toward the development of a particular Quebec style of direct cinema and established cinematographer and director Michel Brault as a major innovator in the documentary movement in Canada and abroad.