Reaction: A Portrait of a Society in Crisis

Reaction: A Portrait of a Society in Crisis

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This feature documentary gives voice to various English-speaking groups in Montréal and other places in Québec as they react to the October Crisis of 1970, when Québec nationalism took a violent turn. A British diplomat had been kidnapped, a Québec cabinet minister murdered. The troops were brought in as a safeguard. This film is a vigorous reflection of the discussions and analyses of the situation that went on wherever people gathered, voicing attitudes and fears, sympathies and concerns.

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  • director
    Robin Spry
  • producer
    Tom Daly
    Normand Cloutier
    Robin Spry
  • photography
    Douglas Kiefer
  • animation camera
    Simon Leblanc
  • sound
    Hans Oomes
    John Yanyck
  • editing
    Shelagh Mackenzie
  • sound editing
    Bernard Bordeleau
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
    Michel Descombes

  • sixam

    I am always annoyed by ignorant radicals who demand "social justice" yet have no concept of law and proper authority. The first business executive who speaks in the last segment makes the best point: When a revolution succeeds, someone must build and manage the new structure. To paraphrase Alexander Solzhenitsyn all revolutions are false because they perpetuate the evil that was supposed to be eliminated.

    sixam, 9 Apr 2015