STK-ID 22001

La Manne bleue (Blue Manna): HAS of Lac Saint-Jean. Cut to Saguenay River. LAS of monument to the settlers who opened up the region. CU of plaque re Louis Hemon, author of Maria Chapdelaine, PAN to group of scouts looking at monument. Shot of Eva Bouchard, Hemon's inspiration in creating Maria Chapdelaine. MS of other plaque re Louis Hemon lived here. Dissolve to woman taking blueberry pies out of outdoor oven. Three shots of a raging forest fire, spectacular flames. Cut to aftermath of fire. Dissolve to new growth of shrubberies, blueberry plants. CU of blueberry plant, large berries. LS of typical Quebec scene showing hamlet and large church. Shots of farmstead, of men preparing to harvest blueberries, loading boxes into horse-drawn wagon, getting underway. Shot of people in truck. HALSs of tent camp on blueberry grounds, stream, regrown trees, brush. Sequence on family picking blueberries, transferring pailfuls to wooded boxes, loading boxes into buckboard. FOLLOW SHOT of buckboard, horse moving over rough terrain with load of blueberries and youngsters. Shot of man carrying heavy crate to stream, rowing loaded canoe to camp. Sequence on life in camp, laundry, assembling of crates, cleaning and packing of berries.


Excerpt from
Les Reportages No 112
Saint-Jean Lake, Cote-Nord (region)
National Film Board
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Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
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35mm fine grain comp b&w, 35mm fine grain b&w
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1920 x 1080