With great authenticity and spontaneity, Les raquetteurs records the celebration and ritual surrounding a snowshoe competition in Sherbrooke in the late 1950s. The film marked the beginning of a new approach to reality in documentary and prefigures the trademark style of the NFB's newly formed French Unit. Today, Les raquetteurs is considered a precursor to the birth of direct cinema. In French with English subtitles.
1958, 14 min 37 s
Also available in French
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Silver Medal of the Italian Radio
Festival dei Popoli / International Film Festival on Social Documentary
December 12 to 18 1960, Florence - Italy
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