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[Title: L'heureuse famille] (Quebec Family Numbers Seventeen): all fifteen children, the mother and the father file out of the barn with agricultural tools. Omer L'Heureux's family numbers fifteen children ranging from two years old to twenty two. Sequence with CUs of faces, of the family working in the field, loading hay into a wagon, harvesting potatoes, having lunch in the field after saying graces. Cut to family helping grocer load his wagon with farm produce purchased from the L'Heureux family. Sequence on activities: mother canning preserves, daughters painting the house, doing the laundry, weaving and spinning on the porch. MCUs of hands at work. Shots of the smaller members of the family, one boy cleaning shoes for the whole family on the porch, a little blond girl looking on. Sequence on the whole family in their Sunday best lined up in front of the house, Omer L'Heureux, his wife and the youngest.


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Reportages nº 51
National Film Board
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Digital Video Disk, HDCAM SR, Reel 35 mm
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35mm fine grain b&w
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