This Riel Business

This Riel Business

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This documentary short is a cinematic recording of Tales from a Prairie Drifter, a stage comedy about the Northwest Rebellion during the opening of the Canadian West. Highlighting the roles of Louis Riel, the rebel leader, prime minister Sir John A. Macdonald and General Middleton, who was sent to quell the uprising, the play defines the Indian and Métis cause more succinctly than many history books. Here, the play is performed by the Regina Globe Theatre before an audience of Indians and Métis, whose reactions are recorded.

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Credits
  • director
    Ian McLaren
  • producer
    Ian McLaren
  • executive producer
    John N. Smith
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Bruce Mackay
  • music
    Bruce Mackay
  • sound editing
    Bill Graziadei
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel

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  • cyelland

    Great clip, my great grandfather was in the marching military, his metal is on display at Batoche.

    cyelland, 27 Feb 2012