Descendants of the first settlers of Nova Scotia, the Acadians still have characteristics quite different from their countrymen of Québec. Fishing and farming, as the film shows, are traditional occupations, and other crafts are handed on through the generations. The hand-hooked rugs of Cape Breton are famous - as is Evangeline's shrine at Grand Pré. Along the fish-wharves in the evening, the Acadians join in songs of the Old World in the New.
1947, 13 min
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