Traitor or Patriot

This feature documentary is a portrait of Adélard Godbout, the largely forgotten man who was Premier of Quebec from 1939 to 1944. During his office, Godbout helped lay the groundwork for the Quiet Revolution of the 1950s and 1960s: instituting compulsory education, giving women the vote, creating Hydro-Québec and trying to free the province from domination by the clergy. Yet, during the conscription crisis, he favoured sending volunteers to fight Hitler: a sin for which many would never forgive him. Filmmaker Jacques Godbout takes a fresh look at his great-uncle's legacy.

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Film Credits

research
Jacques Godbout
script
Jacques Godbout
cinematography
François Vincelette
picture editing
Jean-Marie Drot
sound editing
André Chaput
set decorator
Vianney Gauthier
participation
Gérard Filion
Jean-Louis Gagnon
Madeleine Parent
music
Anna Marly
Joseph Kessel
Maurice Druon
voice
Thor Bishopric
Thomas Donohue
Kathleen Fee
John Koensgen
Howard Ryshpan
Luis de Cespedes
Serge Houde
Hubert Fielden
Jacques Godbout
voice recording
Patrick Viegas
foley
Claude St-Jean
re-recording
Serge Boivin
Jean Paul Vialard
director
Jacques Godbout
producer
Éric Michel
Adam Symansky

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