John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea

This short fiction film tells the story of John A. MacDonald’s rise to power. Canada’s first Prime Minister and one of the Fathers of the Confederation, MacDonald didn’t enjoy an easy political career. When he first shared his vision of a Dominion reaching from sea to sea – an audacious proposal regarded as uncertain even by his supporters – his opponents derided him. “The fox is out of tricks," they taunted. "Bankrupt of ideas, he offers us clouds." This film offers us a memorable flashback

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Film Credits

director
Gordon Burwash
producer
Julian Biggs
script
George Salverson
photography
John Gunn
sound
Leo O'Donnell
editing
Donald Ginsberg
sound editing
Kathleen Shannon
re-recording
Ron Alexander
music
Joan Edward
cast
Robert Christie
James Edmond
Stephen Ker Appleby
Basil Fitzgibbon
Angus MacCormick
Cec Linder
Martin Andrews
John Paris

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