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The Skiff of Renald and Thomas

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Five men work together in a communal effort to build a skiff on Ile-aux-Coudres, an island in the St. Lawrence River. It is built in a traditional fashion, all the more remarkable because no blueprint is used. The film does not merely record a building tradition, it reveals the character of the craftsmen, who are influenced by a pre-industrial way of life underscored by spontaneity and wit.

1980, 57 min 51 s

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Golden Sheaf Award - Category: Techniques
Yorkton Film Festival
November 3 to 9 1980, Yorkton - Canada

Prize of the O.M.T. Tourist Film Organization - for the Best Tourist Film with participants in a Continuous Action
Festival of Tourist and Folklore Films
October 6 to 10 1980, Brussels - Belgium