a Bashar Shbib film
THE SEARCH FOR EVANGELINE
Documentary, 83:38 min, 2014, HD, colour, NTSC.
THE SEARCH FOR EVANGELINE is an hommage to 100 years of feature filmmaking in Canada. Evangeline was the first feature film directed by E. Sullivan and P. Cavanaugh made in Canada in 1913 and shot in Nova Scotia based upon a Longfellow poem written in 1847 depicting the expulsion of the Acadian population into diaspora by King George II. The 1913 film was independently produced by Canadian Bioscope Company without any government funding. A copy of the 1913 production of Evangeline has not been found so far. Shbib seeks to find out what there remains of this first Canadian feature film. Shbib's documentary was shot in Louisiana, Washigton D.C., Massachusetts, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Maine, California, New York, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario.
Cast & Crew
FEATURING: GEORGES ARSENAULT, RENALDO BARNES, FRANÇOISE BONENFANT, JEANNÉ MANCE CORMIER, ZOE CONSTANTINIDES, DAVID DALY, CLAUDE DEGRÂCE, PHILIP FREY, ANDRÉ GAUDREAULT, JACKIE D. JUSTICE, LYNDA L. KINSLEY, LOUIS PELLETIER, DEBORAH ROBICHAUD, DEBBIE SAVOY, GARY SHUTLAK, D.J. TURNER, CHRISTINE WIRTH, DYLAN ZINK, JAMES B. ZINK
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: J. P. FORTIN
SOUND RECORDIST: SYLVAIN BROSSET
COMPOSER: MAXIME FILLION
PRODUCTION MANAGER: CHRISTINA RYAN
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: SYLVAIN BROSSET
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, D. J. TURNER, FAROUK S. CHEBIB, HARALABOS SUGLERIS
PRODUCERS: BASHAR SHBIB, J. P. FORTIN
WRITER, DIRECTOR: BASHAR SHBIB
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