Cape Breton | Three Short Films; One Magical Island
Offering breathtaking seascapes and a lively mix of Gaelic, Aboriginal and Acadian cultures, Cape Breton is an island as unique as it is loved.
Discover some of the island’s history, inhabitants and customs with these 3 short films.
It’s Just Better
From Beverly Shaffer (I’ll Find a Way) comes this sweet short doc about Shawn Peter Dywer, a boy who shares a Cape Breton farmhouse with his mother and all 9 – nine! – eof his siblings. Money is short, but resourcefulness and fun aren’t.
Canada Vignettes: Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton
Cape Breton isn’t only about glorious hikes, it’s also about coal. Get a taste of the island’s rich mining history with this very short film that features New Waterford and Glace Bay mines, as well as traditional Cape Breton folk songs, performed by Men of the Deeps, a miner’s choral group.
What happens when two Cape Breton musicians visit Ireland and Scotland in search of their Celtic musical roots? Watch – and listen – to find out.