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Riding the Tornado

Riding the Tornado

| 57 min

This documentary focuses on boom-and-bust economic cycles, most notably that of Alberta oil during the '70s and early '80s. When the bust hit after a drop in world oil prices, those business people who knew how to "ride a tornado" cut their losses and moved on, while others were left devastated. When Newfoundland was faced with a possible oil boom of its own in the mid-'80s, it took the lessons of Alberta to heart. Part 3 of the series, Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada.

  • director
    Bob Lower
  • script
    Bob Lower
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • executive producer
    John Taylor
  • camera
    James Jeffrey
    Nigel Markham
    Mike Mahoney
    Richard A. Stringer
  • sound
    Leon Johnson
    Jim Rillie
    David Springbett
  • editing
    Bob Lower
    Manfred Becker
  • sound editing
    Manfred Becker
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Shelley Craig
  • music
    Roger Lemoyne
    Bruce Granofsky
    Eric Lemoyne
  • host
    James Laxer


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