William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country

William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country

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This documentary short is a portrait of Scottish-born journalist, politician, and rebellion leader William Lyon McKenzie. The first mayor of Toronto, he was an important leader during the 1837 Upper Canada Rebellion. This film portrays his election, his later defeat, his exile, and his fight for responsible government.

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William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country, Julian Biggs, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Julian Biggs
  • producer
    Julian Biggs
  • executive producer
    Guy Glover
  • script
    Joseph Schull
  • camera
    John Gunn
  • sound
    Leo O'Donnell
    George Croll
  • sound editing
    Sidney Pearson
  • cast
    Kate Reid
    Ed McGibbon
    Grace McNair
    Douglas Ram
    Henry Ramer

  • CraigSymonds

    Mackenzie's story is surely an interesting one. Too bad the movie didn't touch more on the rebellion. It puts into perspective how depressive some parts of his life must've been. An enjoyable film!

    CraigSymonds, 18 Apr 2013

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