The Search For Evangeline

a Bashar Shbib film

THE SEARCH FOR EVANGELINE

Documentary, 82 min, 2014, Color, (HD).

 

Synopsis

THE SEARCH FOR EVANGELINE is an hommage to 100 years of feature filmmaking in Canada. Evangeline was the first feature film directed by E. Sullivan and P. Cavanaugh made in Canada in 1913 and shot in Nova Scotia based upon a Longfellow poem written in 1847 depicting the expulsion of the Acadian population into diaspora by King George II. The 1913 film was independently produced by Canadian Bioscope Company without any government funding. A copy of the 1913 production of Evangeline has not been found so far. Shbib seeks to find out what there remains of this first Canadian feature film. The film was shot in Louisiana, Washigton D.C., Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maine, California, New York, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario.

 

Cast & Crew

FEATURING: GEORGES ARSENAULT, RENALDO BARNES, FRANÇOISE BONENFANT, JEANNÉ MANCE CORMIER, ZOE CONSTANTINIDES, DAVID DALY, CLAUDE DEGRÂCE, PHILIP FREY, ANDRÉ GAUDREAULT, JACKIE D. JUSTICE, LYNDA L. KINSLEY, LOUIS PELLETIER, DEBORAH ROBICHAUD, DEBBIE SAVOY, GARY SHUTLAK, D.J. TURNER, CHRISTINE WIRTH, DYLAN ZINK, JAMES B. ZINK
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: J. P. FORTIN
SOUND RECORDIST: SYLVAIN BROSSET
COMPOSER: MAXIME FILLION
PRODUCTION MANAGER: CHRISTINA RYAN
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: SYLVAIN BROSSET
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, D. J. TURNER, FAROUK S. CHEBIB, HARALABOS SUGLERIS
PRODUCERS: BASHAR SHBIB, J. P. FORTIN
WRITER, DIRECTOR: BASHAR SHBIB

 

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Almost Paradise

a Bashar Shbib film

ALMOST PARADISE

Fiction, Drama, 82:00 min, 2016, Canada, Color, (HD).

 

Synopsis

Catherine (Catherine Enoe) is native to Grenada and works as a nurse caring for outpatients. She travels from patient to patient healing them and taking the pulse of contemporary Grenada. She indirectly reveals to us that colonialism is still alive and well in this almost paradise.

 

Cast & Crew

STARRING : CATHERINE ENOE, VERA ENOE
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY : J. P. FORTIN
SOUND RECORDIST : SYLVAIN BROSSET
EDITOR : DORIN GOIAN, J.P. FORTIN
MUSIC: JEAN-SÉBASTIEN BACH, HENRI-FRANK BEAUPÉRIN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS : MAÏA NADON-CHBIB, D.J. TURNER
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS : CHERYNE CHEBIB, SYLVAIN BROSSET
PRODUCERS : BASHAR SHBIB, J.-P. FORTIN
WRITERS : BASHAR SHBIB
DIRECTOR : BASHAR SHBIB

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