Item Details

Gabrielle Roy

CINEFETE
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
This documentary is about one of Canada's most important woman of letters. A visual and intellectual delight, this film is a tribute to the highly acclaimed literary works and fascinating life of Gabrielle Roy. Gabrielle Roy was a fiercely independent woman who defied her destiny and broke gender boundaries in post-war Canada. She was a modern writer and reporter ahead of her time. Award-winning director Léa Pool captures the fragility and greatness of Gabrielle Roy's life by travelling to the places that served as a backdrop for her singular journey.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
78 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 - 12, Academic/AP
Notes
  • Originally released by CINEFETE, 1998.
  • Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on April 30, 2018.
Contents
Gabrielle Roy: Family Background (3:48); Gabrielle Roy: Early Childhood (4:08); Gabrielle Roy: Adolescence (5:32); Gabrielle Roy: Working at the Academy (4:17); Gabrielle Roy: Leaving Canada (5:58); Gabrielle Roy: Beginning to Write (4:02); Gabrielle Roy: Settling in Montreal (4:00); Gabrielle Roy: Success (3:13); "Where Nests the Waterhen" (4:15); "The Cashier" (3:41); "The Hidden Mountain" (3:37); Gabrielle Roy: Searching for the Right Words (4:30); Gabrielle Roy: Remembering Mother (4:30); Gabrielle Roy: Nationalist (3:38); "The Fragile Lights of Earth" (4:44); "Children of My Heart" (6:19); Gabrielle Roy: Last Months (4:31); Credits: Gabrielle Roy (2:11)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : CINEFETE, [1998]
New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018.
Publisher no.
150257 Infobase
Access Restriction
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Description
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 18 min., 16 sec)) : sound, color.
Streaming video file.
System requirements: Films On Demand platform.
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