Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame

Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame

                                Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame
| 57 min

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This feature documentary traces the political career of T.C. (Tommy) Douglas, former premier of Saskatchewan and leader of the New Democratic Party, who was voted the Greatest Canadian in 2004 for his devotion to social causes, his charm and his powers of persuasion. Known as the "Father of Medicare," this one-time champion boxer and fiery preacher entered politics in the 1930s and never looked back.

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Tommy Douglas: Keeper of the Flame, Elise Swerhone, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Elise Swerhone
  • producer
    Adam Symansky
    Elise Swerhone
  • executive producer
    Ches Yetman
    Jan D'Arcy
  • script
    Donald Brittain
  • narrator
    Donald Brittain
  • cinematography
    Ian Elkin
    Charles Konowal
    Zoe Dirse
  • sound
    Leon Johnson
    Donald List
    Jean-Guy Normandin
  • editing
    Ian Rankin
  • sound editing
    Raymond Vermette
  • sound mixer
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Shelley Craig
  • music
    John McCulloch

  • ChimesofFreedom

    As I write, mid 2014, do not his ideas and politics make wonderful sense?

    ChimesofFreedom, 4 Jul 2014
  • TommY_D_inspired_me_2_post

    ?? huh? ???

    TommY_D_inspired_me_2_post, 29 Dec 2013
  • canadianmonster

    he was a leader of the people and not a puppet of the rich

    canadianmonster, 30 Sep 2012

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