For centuries, the villagers of Île aux Coudres, a small island in the St. Lawrence River, hunted beluga whales by creating a sort of “fence” of saplings in shallow, muddy waters, trapping the mammals in low tide as they swim by.
In 1962, Michel Brault and a team of filmmakers travelled to the island to document the resumption of the practice decades after it had been abandoned, shedding light and wit on this “resourceful” tradition.
A balance of grace, humour, and up-close observation, Pour la suite du monde is known as a landmark achievement in documentary filmmaking and was screened at the Cannes film festival.
Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault
Michel Brault, Pierre Perrault
Fernand Dansereau, Jacques Bobet
Pour la suite du monde is filmed and set in Quebec. Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault are from Quebec.