L'oeuvre de Pierre Perrault - Volume 2 : la quete d'identite collective / Pierre Perrault Film Works - Volume 2: The Quest for Collective Identity
The works of Pierre Perrault are unique in world cinema heritage. They directly capture life and the spoken word, filmed by an explorer and poet who set out to discover aspects of humankind not recorded in books.

Underlying Perrault's entire oeuvre is the quest for identity. In the films of this box set, that quest is viewed through the sense of attachment to a homeland, as experienced by Quebecers, other Franco-Canadians, Aboriginals, and also by people in Brittany, France. It is seen in the Acadian awakening sparked by the student protests at New Brunswick's Universite de Moncton. And even in the far reaches of the frozen North, where Perrault goes in search of "oumigmag", the muskox that lives hard up against the glacier - an enduring symbol of rootedness and survival in an unwelcoming environment. There, the glorious battle for dominance of the herd serves as a striking metaphor for the struggle for nationhood.

These are powerful films in which images and words, action and poetry assume epic proportions.

4 x DVD | NTSC 4:3 | 18.6 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Documentary

Director: Pierre Perrault
Country: Canada

Un pays sans bon sens! Ou wake up mes bons amis - An Unbelievable Country! or Wake Up, mes bons amis

L'Acadie l'Acadie?!? - Acadia Acadia?!?

L'Oumigmag ou L'Objectif documentaire - Ougmigmag or The Fickle Art of Documentary Filmmaking

Cornouailles - Icewarrior

Pierre Perrault parle de l'identite collective - Pierre Perrault Speaks About Collective Identity

Dans la vallee de Sverdrup - In Sverdrup Pass

Le Defile de la Saint-Jean 1969 (extraits) - The St. Jean Parade of 1969 (excerpts)

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Pierre Perrault, poete - Pierre Perrault, Poet

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