POINTE TO THE EAST: A VILLAGE RE-INVENTS ITSELF
Director, Producer, Writer: Linda Graff
Editor: Gilles Gagnon
This amazing 58-minute documentary recounts Pointe au Baril’s long history and unique development. It weaves interviews, video, photos, and narrative to recount the village’s early beginnings at its famed lighthouse on the rocky shores of Georgian Bay and its move to its present location 11 kms to the east.
The video tells the story of how people, natural resources, and transportation all influenced its origins and development. As resources changed, Pointe au Baril did not become a ghost town like so many towns have. Instead, it moved and reinvented itself as a thriving host and supply centre for the thousands of island residents whose families helped to build and shape this town and its spectacular environment.
“Pointe to the East” is a special community project undertaken to mark Canada 150. Some very special thanks go out to the many volunteers who told us their stories and provided more than 2,300 photos, hundreds of which form the core of the video, and to our sponsors whose generosity helped to make this project possible.
– on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTUAjLveX3w
– at the PaB Community Center Library
– for purchase (on USB flash drives): contact Elsie at 705-366-2050
What people are saying about the video
“Outstanding!” “Absolutely Fantastic!” The reviews are all positive! You’ll want a copy of this video for yourself and your friends, and anyone else lucky enough to have experienced the magic and majesty of Pointe au Baril!
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