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First Born

Directed by Joan Henson
Canada, 1975 (documentary, 10 minutes, colour)
Also known as "Premier-né"
First Born
Photo © National Film Board of Canada

Film Description:
"A film of poetic intent, set in Canada's Pacific Rim National Park, where a woman and a child play out an ancient drama as though they were the first humans in this awesome place. From the beauty of the images and the evocative music and sound effects, the viewers are impelled to their own interpretation."
-- Library and Archives Canada (source)

Film Description [in French] :
"Oeuvre du temps et de la vie qui s'énonce à travers la poésie des images d'une rare pureté. Premier-né, c'est toute l'anxiété, mêlée de joie, d'une mère en attente de la naissance de son enfant."
-- Office national du film du Canada (source)


Film Credits (partial):
Produced by: Susan Huycke, Colin Low
Principal Cast: Sylvia Joscelyn, Nathan May, Ricky Sadler
Film Editing: Ted Remerowski
Music: Karl Duplessis
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada / Office national du film du Canada
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