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Les Petits Arpents

(The Little Acres)

Year: 1963
Language: French
Format: 16mm Black & White
Runtime: 24 min
Director: Raymond Garceau
Producer: Victor Jobin, Fernand Dansereau
Executive Producer: Jacques Godbout
Writer: Raymond Garceau
Cinematographer: Jean-Claude Labrecque, Gilles Gascon
Editor: Pierre Lemelin
Music: Eldon Rathburn
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

This vivid and poignant documentary by Raymond Garceau (very much in the classic vein of other Garceau films focusing on the life of the Québécois) captures the changing face of rural Quebec through a sympathetic portrait of people forced to sell their small family farms when they are no longer economically viable.

By: Peter Morris