John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea

John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea

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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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John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea, Gordon Burwash, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Gordon Burwash
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • 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

  • None

    Very good film. Quality is appealing.

    None, 30 Mar 2021
  • None

    Good film, good acting, and surprisingly good production value for the time.

    None, 7 May 2020
  • None

    great info. huge help. lol. rice.

    None, 29 Nov 2018

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