Albert Tessier

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Albert Tessier
Albert Tessier.jpg
Born (1895-03-06)March 6, 1895
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec
Died September 13, 1976(1976-09-13) (aged 81)
Trois-Rivières, Quebec
Occupation priest, historian and film maker

Albert Tessier (March 6, 1895 – September 13, 1976) was a French-speaking Canadian priest, historian and a film maker.

He was born on in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Mauricie.

Life as a Priest and Educator[edit]

He was ordained priest by Monsignor François-Xavier Cloutier in June 1920 and received a PhD in Theology in Rome in 1922. He moved back to his native area in 1924 and began a career as a teacher and professor of history and literature. In 1937, he replaced Thomas Chapais and took over the Chair in History of Canada at the Université Laval.

Promoting Local Identity[edit]

Tessier was known to be very proud of his area of origin. He coined the word Mauricie in 1933 to designate his native area. Before then, the expression «Saint-Maurice Valley» had been used. Many of the movies that he produced informed the public about the area's background.

Filmmaking[edit]

From 1925 until his death, he made more than seventy non-fiction films. His favorite subjects were nature, history, religion, education and culture. His filmography consists of:

  • Arbres et bêtes, 1942-1943
  • Artisanat familial, 1939-1942
  • Baie d'Hudson, 1950
  • Bénissez le Seigneur, 1937
  • Les Bourgault, 1940
  • C'est l'aviron qui nous mène, 1942
  • Cantique de la Création, 1942
  • Cantique du soleil, 1935
  • Centenaire, 1934
  • Chutes de divers films d'Albert Tessier
  • Congrès eucharistique trifluvien, 1941
  • Conquête constructive, 1939
  • Credo du paysan, 1942
  • Dans le bois, 1925-1930
  • Démonstrations religieuses trifluviennes, 1933-1936
  • Des Trois-Rivières à la Rivière-au-Rat visite à La Pierre, 1941-1944
  • La Mauricie, 1952
  • Écoles de bonheur, 1954
  • Écoles et écoliers, 1939-1940
  • Écoles ménagères régionales, 1942
  • Écoles ménagères régionales femmes dépareillées , 1942
  • Femme forte, 1938
  • Femmes dépareillées réalisation et commentaires, 1948
  • La forêt bienfaisante, 1942-1943
  • Gloire à l'eau, 1935-1950
  • La Grande vie tonifiante de la forêt, 1942-1943
  • Hommage à notre paysannerie, 1938
  • L'Île-aux-Coudres, 1939
  • L'Île-aux-Grues, terre de sérénité, 1939
  • L'Île d'Orléans, reliquaire d'histoire, 1939
  • L'Île fleurie, 1939
  • Indiens de la Mauricie, 1936
  • Ma famille, 1938
  • Le Miracle du curé Chamberland, 1938
  • Mont-Carmel, 1939
  • Parki-parka, 1951
  • La Pêche, 1937-1940
  • Pot-pourri d'animaux, 1940-1950
  • Pour aimer ton pays, 1942
  • Quatre artistes canadiens, 1938-1948
  • Ralliements ménagers, 1949-1951
  • Rocheuses, 1950
  • Tavibois, 1950
  • Tourisme nautique, 1936
  • Trois-Rivières, 1949
  • Trois-Rivières, 1932
  • Trois-Rivières, 1934
  • Trois-Rivières sous la neige, 1937
  • Un sport passionnant ; La chasse aux images, 1936-1942

Death[edit]

Albert Tessier died at the Saint-Joseph Hospital in Trois-Rivières on September 13, 1976.

Legacy[edit]

The following were was named in Tessier's honor:

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