Let the Daylight Into the Swamp

from Multimedia Library Collection:
Environmental Film Profiles (videos)

St. Jules, Jeffrey. Let the Daylight Into the Swamp. Montreal: National Film Board of Canada, 2012. HD, 36 min. https://www.nfb.ca/film/let_the_daylight_into_the_swamp/.

In this experimental short, filmmaker Jeffrey St. Jules whimsically reconstructs the story of his grandparents and their rugged frontier existence in the logging towns of Northern Ontario. A blend of fiction and documentary, the film stitches together a fractured, dramatic and very personal family history that is filled with both the joie de vivre and hardships reflective of Franco-Ontarian life. (Source: Adapted from Official Film Website)

© 2012 National Film Board of Canada. Film used with permission.

This film is available at the Rachel Carson Center Library (RCC, 4th floor, Leopoldstrasse 11a, 80802 Munich) for on-site viewing only. For more information, please contact library@rcc.lmu.de.

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Further readings: 
  • Braun, Bruce. The Intemperate Rainforest: Nature, Culture, and Power on Canada's West Coast. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2002.
  • Furniss, Elizabeth. The Burden of History: Colonialism and the Frontier Myth in a Rural Canadian Community. Vancouver: UBC Press, 1999.
  • Myers, Sandra L. Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1982.