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Alexis Ladouceur, Métis

(The Lake Man)

Year: 1962
Language: French
Format: 16mm Black & White
Runtime: 28 min
Director: Raymond Garceau
Producer: Bernard Devlin, Victor Jobin
Writer: Raymond Garceau
Cinematographer: Georges Dufaux, Bernard Gosselin
Editor: Robert Russell, Eduard Davidovici
Sound: Roger Hart, Ron Alexander, Roger Lamoureux
Music: Anna Malenfant
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

The first film to offer a meaningful portrait of Métis culture and its blend of French and Native traditions, Alexis Ladouceur, Métis (which was revised and re-released as The Lake Man in 1963) focuses on the life of a Métis man and his community in Alberta. This entry in the NFB’s Temps présent series is one of two films Garceau made on French-Canadian culture outside Quebec (1961’s Rivière-la-paix is the other), and it adheres to his characteristic and deceptively simple style.

By: Peter Morris