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The Rising Tide

(Marée montante)

Year: 1949
Language: English
Runtime: 30 min
Director: Jean Palardy
Producer: James Beveridge
Writer: Jean Palardy, Don Peters, Kathleen McColgan
Cinematographer: John Foster
Editor: Jean Palardy, Don Peters
Music: Robert Fleming
: John Drainie, Alan Maitland
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Despite verbose, didactic opening and closing sequences, this documentary by Jean Palardy on the development of the co-operative movement in the Maritimes since the twenties offers a memorable portrait of the daily life of Maritime fishermen and shows how the co-operatives helped fishermen emerge from the twenties into a more productive age. The Rising Tide was nominated for an Academy Award® for best short documentary and received a special citation at the Canadian Film Awards.

By: Peter Morris

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