The Defender

This documentary is about Bob Diemert of Carman, Manitoba, and his dream of building the world's next great fighter plane. His worldwide reputation as a genius at restoring "warbirds" enables him to finance his dream. The Defender is a lively, sometimes wild and funny, tale about a remarkable, modern-day folk hero.

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Comments

  • jestlloyd

    “Call him what you will, dreamer, oddball, but we should celebrate his ingenuity and grit. Canada needs more folks like him and we should support people like him before we send our money outside our borders” — jestlloyd, 2 Jan 2012

  • Bruff

    “It is unfortunate that the film portrays Diemert and sidekick, Chris Ball, as oddballs – which, to a certain extent, they really are. But look at what South Africa came up with 20-plus years after the fact and tell me it doesn’t have ‘Bob Diemert’ written all over it! http://www.firstpost.com/fwire/first-africa-built-military-plane-unveiled-94224.html” — Bruff, 10 Nov 2011

  • whitewolf

    “well I enjoyed the film very much, thanks so much for doing it and cudos to Bob Diemert for his drive and expertise good work and well done” — whitewolf, 29 Jul 2010

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Film Credits

director
Stephen Low
script
Stephen Low
producer
Charles Konowal
cinematography
Charles Konowal
sound
Leon Johnson
Michael Mirus
editing
Alfonso Peccia
sound editing
Jackie Newell
re-recording
Hans Peter Strobl
narrator
Cedric Smith
music
Eldon Rathburn

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