THE SEARCH

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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 will be shot in Louisiana, Washigton D.C., New York, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.

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