Films about New France

View documentaries and films which explore the tensions and conflicts between the French, English and Indigenous inhabitants of the continent.

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Samuel de Champlain

Watch this short film which tells the story of Samuel de Champlain’s life in the new settlement.

Madwoman of God

Watch this feature-length film, which tells the story of Marie de l’Incarnation, the first female writer of New France.

New England and New France

Watch this documentary about the tensions which arose between New England and New France.

The Other Side of the Ledger

This film explores the history of the trade relationship between the Hudson’s Bay Company and their Indigenous suppliers.

Dreams of a Land

View animated drawings which illustrate the life and explorations of Samuel de Champlain, founder of Québec City.

Features

Madwoman of God (film)

A nun standing at a window looking out towards the sky

Watch this feature-length film, which tells the story of Marie de l’Incarnation, the first female writer of New France.

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site

Visitors welcomed by characters in period costumes in the village

Plan a trip to Forges du Saint-Maurice, Canada’s first industrial village known for its ironworks.

A History of the Canadian Dollar – New France (PDF)

Playing cards used as currency inscribed with a value and signed by the governor of New France in 1714

Read about how the use of playing cards contributed to the development of New France’s economy.

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