North Shore (1949 film)

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North Shore
La Terre de Caïn
Directed by Pierre Petel
Produced by James Beveridge
Written by Pierre Petel
Starring René Lecavalier
Fred Davis
Max Ferguson
Music by Maurice Blackburn
Cinematography Julien St-Georges
Release date
Running time
21 min.
Country Canada
Language English

North Shore (French: La Terre de Caïn) is a Canadian short documentary film, directed by Pierre Petel and released in 1949.[1] The film depicts life along the St. Lawrence River in the Côte-Nord region of Quebec.

The film was released in both French and English versions, with French narration by René Lecavalier and English narration by Fred Davis and Max Ferguson.

The film won the Canadian Film Award for Best Theatrical Short in 1950.[2] Petel also won an award from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts for "Excursion in the Mingan Islands", a painting of rock formations in the Mingan Islands that he created while working on the film.[3]


  1. ^ C. Rodney James, Film as a National Art: NFB of Canada and the Film Board Idea. Arno Press, 1977. p. 283.
  2. ^ Wyndham Wise, Take One's Essential Guide to Canadian Film. University of Toronto Press, 2015. ISBN 9781442656208.
  3. ^ "Pierre Petel Wins Award for Painting". Ottawa Journal. March 15, 1950. p. 14. Retrieved May 23, 2018 – via Free to read

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