Pour la suite du monde

Director: Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault Year: 1963 Run Time: 105min
Pour la suite du monde (1963)

For centuries, the villagers of Île aux Coudres, a small island in the St. Lawrence River, hunted beluga whales by creating a sort of “fence” of saplings in shallow, muddy waters, trapping the mammals in low tide as they swim by.

In 1962, Michel Brault and a team of filmmakers travelled to the island to document the resumption of the practice decades after it had been abandoned, shedding light and wit on this “resourceful” tradition.

A balance of grace, humour, and up-close observation, Pour la suite du monde is known as a landmark achievement in documentary filmmaking and was screened at the Cannes film festival.


Director(s):

Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault

Writer(s):

Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault

Producer(s):

Jacques Bobet, Fernand Dansereau

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

French

Subtitles:

English

Region:

Pour la suite du monde is filmed and set in Quebec. Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault are from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
G Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
G Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
G Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon