STK-ID 22002

La Manne bleue (Blue Manna): CU of girl prettying herself up in camp, combing her hair, putting on lipstick. Shot of mother cooking meal over open fire. CU of pots over fire. Cut to men loading crates of blueberries into truck. MSs of woman being paid for blueberries, camp in background. HAS of freight yard, trucks moving in with loads of blueberries, box cars in background, truckers reselling blueberries to exporters. CU of hand making out cheque. Shots of blueberry crates being loaded into box cars. Interior shot of warehouse showing blueberries being cleaned once again. Shot of berries streaming by camera, being neatly packed in stenciled wooden boxes, boxes being stored in storeroom. Sequence on impromptu barn dance at tent camp, fiddler and guitar players at work, jigger performing.


Excerpt from
Les Reportages No 112
Cote-Nord (region)
National Film Board
Available formats
Reel 35 mm, HDCAM SR, Digital Video Disk
Shooting format
35mm fine grain comp b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
1920 x 1080