STK-ID 21893

Les Fraises de l'île d'Orléans (Strawberries of Île d'Orléans): CU of strawberry plants, large strawberries. Shot of field of same, St. Lawrence river in background, closer shot of field and cut to man's hands picking strawberries, filling dish. Cut to MLS of hamlet. Closer shot of church and TILT DOWN on front. MS of old stone house. Cut to two little girls smiling and sign re strawberries for sale. MS of field of daisies, old agricultural implements. Sequence on strawberry harvest, by hand, in fields adjoining village. Boxes of strawberries are carefully packed in crates and loaded onto two-wheeled cart. MS of woman buying box of strawberries from two farm girls. Cut to neat strawberry field, two men walking between rows picking the odd weed. Back to field, several people on their knees tending to strawberry plants. Farmer stands. MCU of his face as he looks around him. Cut to what he sees: field of strawberry plants, trees. LAS of chapel steeple and cut to chapel, very small and quaint. Crates of strawberry boxes are loaded into a truck. Model A Ford drives up to horse-drawn wagon in front of building. Sequence on farmers bringing their strawberries to warehouse, containers being weighed. MCU of grizzled farmer lighting his pipe. More shots of farmers weighing strawberries. TILT DOWN tower of modern bridge between island and mainland (Orleans Island Bridge). Shots of cooks making jam in commercial kitchen. Customers buy strawberries from outdoor market. Brief shot of child eating strawberries. Sequence on farmer sharpening and cutting hay with scythe, then with horse-drawn mowing machine.


Excerpt from
Les Reportages no 110
Île d'Orléans
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080