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Men of the Deeps - DVD

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Men of the Deeps is a moving portrait of a group of former Cape Breton miners gathered together by their love of song. They are all members of the Men of the Deeps chorus, whose performances of traditional and contemporary songs evoke their working lives as miners.

The film shows Cape Breton as a land of astounding physical beauty: mountains dropping away dramatically into the ocean; stunning, luminous skies; rivers cutting their way through lush green valleys. Many of the men began working in the mines as teenagers, and this is the land they left behind every working day. We see them, coal dust filling the grooves on their faces, working side by side in a black pit where death can come at any time.

It's a job to which most of the miners would return without a moment's hesitation.

Featuring 16 outstanding songs, Men of the Deeps captures the grace and dignity of a group of men whose livelihood has been lost but who use their voices to inspire and uplift.

2003, 52 min

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Prix Gémini pour meilleur son pour une comédie/variété/arts - (Alex Salter, Dave Hillier, Martin Lee, Lou Solakofski)
Gemini Awards
Du 11 au 13 décembre 2004, Toronto - Canada

Prix Gémini décerné à la meilleure photographie - film documentaire ou série.
Gemini Awards
Du 11 au 13 décembre 2004, Toronto - Canada

Prix Gémini décerné à la meilleure interprétation Programme ou série sur les arts ou série ou programme documentaire sur les arts
Gemini Awards
Du 11 au 13 décembre 2004, Toronto - Canada

Prix d'Excellence pour la photographie d'un documentaire
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards
3 avril 2004, Toronto - Canada

Prix d'Excellence du son (David Hillier, Alex Salter) - assorti d'une bourse (500$ en argent et 10,000$ en service
Festival du Film de l'Atlantique
Du 13 au 21 septembre 2003, Halifax - Canada

Mention d'honneur
Festival du Film de l'Atlantique
Du 13 au 21 septembre 2003, Halifax - Canada

Prix du public
Hot Docs
Du 25 avril au 4 mai 2003, Toronto - Canada

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