Perrault and Brault’s seminal work of ethnofiction follows the inhabitants of Île-aux-Coudres (a small island in the St. Lawrence River) as they renew their centuries-old tradition of trapping beluga whales, a direct consequence of the filmmakers’ encounter with this venerable fishing community. A panoramic documentary capturing the islanders’ lives, rituals, and legends, Pour la suite du monde endures as one of cinema verité’s earliest high-water marks, one that self-consciously problematizes the distinction between the observer and the observed.