STK-ID 11827

Various shots of a large family at suppertime in Gros-Morne in the Gaspesie-Ile-de-la-Madeleine region of Quebec, mother, daughters working at stove, many children at table eating, father chatting with interviewer, the poet and playwright Michel Garneau. Several shots of another family at home in Gros-Morne, father talking to camera, mother helping children with homework, smaller children all over the place, including incidental shots of furniture, box stove, kitchen range. Interior of a third home in Gros-Morne, man and woman talking, many children crowding around. TILT UP from crib to rifle hanging high on wall. TILT DOWN to double bed, washer loaded with clothes beside bed, toilet bowl beside washer, clothes hanging on wall. MS of man of the house talking to interviewer Michel Garneau. ZOOM IN on face of man. Various shots of man talking, child on his knees, or in arms of other man standing by. Focus on two other men talking, wife listening, saying a few words.


Excerpt from
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 16 mm, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
16mm neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486