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Dans nos forêts

Year: 1971
Language: French
Format: 16mm Colour
Runtime: 89 min
Executive Producer: Normand Cloutier
Cinematographer: Guy Desbiens
Editor: Marc Hébert
Sound: Claude Hazanavicius, Michel Descombes, Roger Lamoureux, Jean-Guy Normandin, Claude Delorme
Music: Philippe Gagnon, Dominique Tremblay
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

This panoramic direct cinema documentary centres on people working in Quebec’s forestry industry who questioned the social and economic consequences of exploiting natural resources. Bulbulian’s film is a classic example of the Quebec social documentary of the early seventies in its tendency to rely on extensive descriptive imagery, interviews, documentation and, in particular, minimal analysis – in contrast, for example, to Arthur Lamothe’s earlier Bûcherons de la Manouane.

By: Peter Morris