Albert Tessier

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Albert Tessier
Albert Tessier.jpg
Born (1895-03-06)March 6, 1895
Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Quebec, Canada
Died September 13, 1976(1976-09-13) (aged 81)
Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Occupation priest, historian and film maker

Albert Tessier ((French pronunciation: ​[albɛʁ tɛsje]); March 6, 1895 – September 13, 1976) was a French-speaking Canadian priest, historian and a film maker.

He was born on in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade, Mauricie.

Life as a Priest and Educator

He was ordained priest by Monsignor François-Xavier Cloutier in June 1920 and received a PhD in Theology in Rome in 1922. He moved back to his native area in 1924 and began a career as a teacher and professor of history and literature. In 1937, he replaced Thomas Chapais and took over the Chair in History of Canada at the Université Laval.

Promoting Local Identity

Tessier was known to be very proud of his area of origin. He coined the word Mauricie in 1933 to designate his native area. Before then, the expression «Saint-Maurice Valley» had been used. Many of the movies that he produced informed the public about the area's background.


From 1925 until his death, Tessier made more than seventy non-fiction films. His favorite subjects were nature, history, religion, education and culture.

Film Date
Arbres et bêtes 1942-1943
Artisanat familial 1939-1942
Baie d'Hudson 1950
Bénissez le Seigneur 1937
Les Bourgault 1940
C'est l'aviron qui nous mène 1942
Cantique de la Création 1942
Cantique du soleil 1935
Centenaire 1934
Chutes de divers films d'Albert Tessier
Congrès eucharistique trifluvien 1941
Conquête constructive 1939
Credo du paysan 1942
Dans le bois 1925-1930
Démonstrations religieuses trifluviennes 1933-1936
Des Trois-Rivières à la Rivière-au-Rat visite à La Pierre 1941-1944
La Mauricie 1952
Écoles de bonheur 1954
Écoles et écoliers 1939-1940
Écoles ménagères régionales 1942
Écoles ménagères régionales femmes dépareillées 1942
Femme forte 1938
Femmes dépareillées réalisation et commentaires 1948
La forêt bienfaisante 1942-1943
Gloire à l'eau 1935-1950
La Grande vie tonifiante de la forêt 1942-1943
Hommage à notre paysannerie 1938
L'Île-aux-Coudres 1939
L'Île-aux-Grues, terre de sérénité 1939
L'Île d'Orléans, reliquaire d'histoire 1939
L'Île fleurie 1939
Indiens de la Mauricie 1936
Ma famille 1938
Le Miracle du curé Chamberland 1938
Mont-Carmel 1939
Parki-parka 1951
La Pêche 1937-1940
Pot-pourri d'animaux 1940-1950
Pour aimer ton pays 1942
Quatre artistes canadiens 1938-1948
Ralliements ménagers 1949-1951
Rocheuses 1950
Tavibois 1950
Tourisme nautique 1936
Trois-Rivières 1949
Trois-Rivières 1932
Trois-Rivières 1934
Trois-Rivières sous la neige 1937
Un sport passionnant ; La chasse aux images 1936-1942


Albert Tessier died at the Saint-Joseph Hospital in Trois-Rivières on September 13, 1976.[citation needed]


The following were named in Tessier's honor:

External links

Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Albert Tessier"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA