My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers

My Ancestors Were Rogues and Murderers

| 55 min

This feature documentary is a thoughtful contribution to the debate on Canada's seal hunt. An exploration of the unique culture of Newfoundland's outports, the film revisits the PR coup that launched the animal rights movement onto the international stage: the 1977 Newfoundland visit, orchestrated by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, of French actress turned animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot to protest the area's ancestral sealing activities. Soon, inhabitants of the island's northern outports we're being introduced to the world as the epitome of brutality.

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  • director
    Anne Troake
  • writer
    Anne Troake
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • cinematography
    Nigel Markham
  • editor
    Chris Darlington
  • sound
    Harvey Hyslop
  • original music
    Justin Haynes
    Jean Martin
    Ross Murray
  • sound editor
    Harvey Hyslop
  • sound mixer
    Paul Steffler
  • research
    Anne Troake
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • animation
    Peter Evans

  • morgantroke

    My names Morgan Troke and I want to get in contact with Anne Troake to ask her some questions about my ancestors and family history to do a research project for my History class. If someone on the website could reply to my comment with any information, it would be greatly appreciated.

    morgantroke, 1 Nov 2014