The Art of the Possible

The Art of the Possible

| 58 min

This feature documentary offers a behind-the-scenes look at political decision-making in Ontario, the most populated Canadian province. A candid study of Ontario Premier Bill Davis and his Cabinet profiles the political process—a daily round of committee meetings, budget tabling, and media relations initiatives. Born into a political dynasty, Davis has the power and resources of the “big blue machine” behind him as he initiates political manoeuvres that tackle everything from unemployment to provincial-federal relations. The film reveals key aspects of Davis's political philosophy, one that kept the Conservatives in power in Ontario for 36 consecutive years.

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The Art of the Possible, Peter Raymont, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Peter Raymont
  • script
    Peter Raymont
  • narrator
    Peter Raymont
  • producer
    Michael McKennirey
  • executive producer
    Arthur Hammond
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
    Allan Morgan
  • sound
    Jacques Drouin
  • editing
    Peter Raymont
    Jeepy Macadam
  • sound editing
    André Galbrand
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel