Pour la suite du monde (For Those Who Will Follow)

Director: Pierre Perrault, Michel Brault Year: 1963 Run Time: 105min
Pour la suite du monde (1963)

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


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Pour la suite du monde is filmed and set in Quebec. Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault are from Quebec.

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