The Lumberfros

The Lumberfros

                                The Lumberfros
| 1 h 11 min

In Abitibi, hundreds of kilometres from the city, thousands of workers go North, as did Jos Montferrand and François Paradis. Working as brush cutters, these 21st-century lumberjacks discover Quebec's boreal forest. Far from their families, they spend 5 or 6 months a year in logging camps that mirror a new Quebec, those of French-Canadian descent and neo-Quebecers from Africa, Eastern Europe and Asia. All have come to earn a living in the forest. Filmmaker Stéphanie Lanthier invites us to spend an entire season inside this northern micro society. Using a direct cinema technique in the style of Pierre Perrault, she documents the lives of the brush cutters.

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  • research
    Stéphanie Lanthier
  • script
    Stéphanie Lanthier
  • direction
    Stéphanie Lanthier
  • director of photography
    Alain Dupras
  • location sound
    Richard Lavoie
  • editor
    Aube Foglia
  • sound editor
    Daniel Toussaint
  • original music
    Benoit Daoust
    Michel Demers
    Claude Fradette
  • script consultant
    Alain Corneau
  • foley
    Lise Wedlock
  • mix
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    André Mailly
    Jacques Turgeon
    Alain Corneau