This is a 1958 film - not 1952 - of the National Film Board of Canada. From the start, that was a TV Serie, but the NFB make it into a two hour film. While Quebec regular movies of the fifties were really a mess, this one was very different. For me, it's truly the first very good film produced in Quebec. It's about a group of courageous men and women going up north to the Abitibi region to be farmers, in a land were there's nothing but forest, forest, and forest! It was in the 1930's, when a lot of poor urban people were out of work. So the governement says : Go to the Abitibi and you will have a lot of work to do, you'll be saved by the farming! So there they are, facing nothing, like pioneers of a new world. Famous comedians of Quebec's fifties are all there, portraying very warm human beings. It looks a lot like a John Ford movie. In recent years, I have the chance to go three times in Abitibi, and everybody's out there knows this film. 40 years later, they are still proud of it, because it shows the courage of their fathers and mothers, grand-fathers and grand mothers.