Charles Tupper: The Big Man

Charles Tupper: The Big Man

| 28 min

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This short historical reenactment is a portrait of Canadian Father of Confederation Charles Tupper. The film harks back to a time when the idea of a federal union was still hotly debated, when it was unclear whether Nova Scotia would come in or remain out. It studies a bigger-than-life politician who won over both his bitterest opponent, Joseph Howe, and the people of this Maritime province, to finally lead Nova Scotia into the Canadian Confederation in 1867.

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Charles Tupper: The Big Man, Morten Parker, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Morten Parker
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Joseph Schull
  • camera
    John Gunn
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    Ron Alexander
  • editing
    Dennis Sawyer
  • sound editing
    Karl Duplessis
  • music
    Jean Shannon
  • cast
    Robert Christie
    Eric Heath
    Budd Knapp
    William Needles
    Douglas Ney

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