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1985 1 h 18 min
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The filmmakers were given remarkable freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation. Bob White, labour leader of the Canadian branch of the UAW, must also confront his American counterpart from Detroit and succeeds in arriving at a contract that is significantly Canadian. His members had already given him a mandate to fight for independence from the American union. This is an invaluable document for anyone interested in the complexities of United States-Canada relations. It's an extraordinary film about revolutionary events.

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The filmmakers were given remarkable freedom to record the historic 1984 contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers and General Motors Corporation. Bob White, labour leader of the Canadian branch of the UAW, must also confront his American counterpart from Detroit and succeeds in arriving at a contract that is significantly Canadian. His members had already given him a mandate to fight for independence from the American union. This is an invaluable document for anyone interested in the complexities of United States-Canada relations. It's an extraordinary film about revolutionary events.
This work deals with mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.
  • director
    Sturla Gunnarsson
  • writer
    Robert Collison
  • co-director
    Robert Collison
  • film editor
    Jeff Warren
  • photography
    Len Gilday
  • sound
    Brian Avery
    Ian Hendry
  • original music
    Jack Lenz
  • narration
    Henry Ramer
  • assistant film editor
    Susan Shipton
  • assistant camera
    Joel Guthroe
  • additional cinematography
    Rodney Charters
  • additional location sound
    Wolf Ruck
  • re-recording
    Terry Cooke
  • production assistant
    Renée Glück
  • unit administrator
    Julia Sereny
    Sonya Munro
  • producer
    Sturla Gunnarsson
    Robert Collison
  • senior producer
    John Kramer
  • executive producer
    John Spotton

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