Award-winning actress, Brooke Johnson, armed with photos, recordings and the 16mm film footage shot by her grandfather, explores the history of his lumber operation and a town he named Massanoga on the eastern Ontario shield. Not ever having known her grandfather, Brooke discovers that the various workers and family members who knew him speak overwhelmingly of a quiet and heroic man who created a community and brought work to an otherwise economically depressed era.
Warm and humourous, this glimpse at the worker class of the 1940's and 50's brings with it an insider's look at the gentle grace of a bygone time. Now a ghost town, Massanoga rises one again.
Winner of the Special Jury Award, Valley Doc Fest Film Festival, 2012
FILMED, EDITED AND SOUND BY ADRIAN TRUSS
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