The Wake

The Wake

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Set in contemporary Alberta, The Wake is the story of the love affair that blossoms between a well-meaning Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and a young Métis woman. The Métis have a strong sense of community, but there is also a feeling of separateness defined by racial origins and economics. In this atmosphere, the romance offers a new sense of hope. Then, during a dark winter's night on a frozen lake, something happens to change the lovers' lives forever.

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The Wake, Norma Bailey, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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Credits
  • director
    Norma Bailey
  • producer
    Norma Bailey
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
  • script
    Sharon Riis
  • photography
    Ian Elkin
  • sound
    Leon Johnson
  • editing
    Lara Mazur
  • sound editing
    Gloria Thorsteinson
    Wojtek Klis
    Kelly Saxberg
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • music
    Ron Halldorson
    Byron O'Donnell
  • cast
    Frank Adamson
    Bill Alcorn
    Cynthia Alcorn
    Ken Charlette
    Diane Debassige
    Linda Migwans
    Jean Paul
    Victoria Snow
    Michelle Thrush
    Timothy Webber