Anticosti - Isle of Enchantment
Released December 28th 2001
A film by Harold Arsenault
Produced by Paul Cadieux
All those who set foot on this magnificent island fall under its spell. Award-winning wildlife filmmaker, Harold Arsenault, is enchanted by Anticosti and has spent over a year working on this film about the island's natural history; a tale intimately tied to the arrival of one particular man. In 1895, Henri Menier, a wealthy French businessman purchased the island, thus becoming one of the greatest landowners of his time. His ultimate goal was to create a hunting and fishing paradise and to this end, he added a number of species to those already inhabiting his island. Little could he know that the 220 white-tailed deer he released would bring about a dramatic change in Anticosti's ecosystems.
This film documents the natural history of Anticosti Island in all its splendour. The camera takes us on an amazing journey through steep canyons to mighty waterfalls; it skims rivers and dips below the surface to approach eel and salmon, follows osprey as they plunge for prey, and leads us deep into the forest to observe the behaviour of the island's animals as they roam freely in the wild. Discover this magical place with its breathtaking scenery and, like all visitors to Anticosti Island, you too will inevitably fall under its spell.
CANADA | 2001 | DOCUMENTARY | 52 MINUTES | HD
ENGLISH AND FRENCH AUDIO AND SUBTITLES