The Great Resistance

The Great Resistance

| 1 h 17 min
campus

In the 1930s, in the throes of the Great Depression, the government relocated more than 80,000 citizens to found a new settlement in the virgin forests of Quebec's Abitibi region. After enduring backbreaking work to clear the land, however, many left, seeking a better life in the city or as labourers for the large corporations that had come to exploit the North's valuable resources. The Lalancette family, however, have persisted in forging their future on the land from one generation to the next, earning their keep from farming, and defying the constraints of globalization and the mining and forestry companies that control the area. Revisiting the heritage of Quebec filmmakers who documented Abitibi, following in the footsteps of Pierre Perrault, among others, this documentary traces a defining chapter of Quebec history and raises fundamental questions about regional development.

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Credits
  • writer
    Denys Desjardins
  • camera
    Denys Desjardins
  • director
    Denys Desjardins
  • participation
    Hauris Lalancette
    Dany Lalancette
    Laurie Lalancette
    Monique Flamand-Lalancette
    Christyane Lalancette
    Annie Racicot
    Rafaël Lalancette
    Camille Lalancette
    Félix Lalancette
    Rébecca Lalancette
    André Desjardins
    Rosaire Guénette
  • research
    Denys Desjardins
  • interviews
    Denys Desjardins
  • sound recording
    Denys Desjardins
  • picture editing
    Elric Robichon
  • sound editing
    Martin Allard
    Patrice LeBlanc
  • dialogue editing
    Marie-Ève Livernoche
  • 2nd unit camera
    Martin Morissette
    Ugo Brochu
  • additional sound recording
    Stéphane Barsalou
  • additional picture editing
    Vincent Guignard
  • production manager
    Sylvie Lapointe
    Evelyn Reid
  • still photographer
    Ugo Brochu
    Jenny Thibault
  • original music
    Simon Bellefleur
  • musician
    Simon Bellefleur
    Mara Tremblay
    Femke Bergsma
  • vocals
    Martin Quesnel
  • technical support - editing
    Isabelle Painchaud
    Pierre Dupont
    Martine Forget
  • online editing
    David Oxilia
    Denis Gathelier
    Françoise Laprise
  • titles
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • translation
    Christine York
  • subtitles
    Christine York
  • foley
    Stéphane Cadotte
  • foley recording
    Luc Léger
  • re-recording
    Luc Léger
  • visual archives research
    Denys Desjardins
    Carole Varjabédian
  • music archives research
    Claire Bourbonnais
  • marketing officer
    Jenny Thibault
  • marketing officer - assistance
    Solen Labrie Trépanier
  • administrator
    Denise DesLauriers
  • administrative team
    Mirabelle Bélanger
    Lise Lévesque
    Dominique Brunet
  • trainee
    Kadiatou Bah
  • production coordinator
    Hélène Regimbal
  • technical coordinator
    Jean-François Laprise
  • associate producer
    Maryse Chapdelaine
  • producer
    Johanne Bergeron
    Yves Bisaillon
  • executive producer
    Yves Bisaillon