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  • DirectionAlain d'Aix
  • PhotographyPatrice Sauv?
  • ImagePhilippe Lavalette, Alberto Feio
  • Sound RecordingMarie-France Delagrave, Denis Le Paven
  • Edited byAlain Despr?s
  • MusicMichel Donato
  • Sound MixJean-Pierre Bissonnette
  • Produced byNathalie Barton, Fran?oise De La Cressonni?re

Produced by


Produced with the financial help of

Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry - Telefilm Canada : Equity Investment Program

SODEC Soci?t? de d?veloppement des entreprises culturelles ? Qu?bec

Qu?bec Film and Television Tax Credit - Gestion SODEC

Government of Canada The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit

Rogers Documentary Fund

and the collaboration of

Canal D

T?l?vision Quatre Saisons

TFO - TVOntario


Knowledge Network


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FIFA 1997 (Montr?al) Opening Film

FIPA 1998 (Biarritz) Opening Film

Selection Input 1998

G?meaux Awards 1997(Montr?al) Finalist for Best Auteur Documentary

Gemini Award 1997 Finalist for Best Documentary on Arts

Sydney Film Festival 1998

Amiens International Film Festival 1997

WorldFest Houston 1998 Bronze Award

Cine Eco 1998 (Seia, Portugal)

Fama Fest 1999 (Lisbonne)

Mountain Film 2001 (Telluride)

Statement of intent

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Short summary

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Tarzan is one of the most powerful icons of western culture. Generations of readers and viewers have projected their fantasies on to the mythical hero who embodies a unique relationship between Man and Nature, and holds the promise of epic, romantic adventures.

This documentary, for the first time, explores the many facets of the myth and tells the story of Tarzan’s enduring success through film, television, comics strips and novels. A thoughtful and humorous look at the way the King of the Jungle has changed over close to a century.

Main participants:
Danton Burroughs, Francis Lacassin, Erling B. Holtsmark, Picha, Johnny Weissmuller Jr., Peter Elliott, Scott Tracy Griffin, Denny Miller, Tanya Roberts, France Zobda and George McWhorter (Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., Burroughs Memorial Library, University of Louisville).