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Reaction: A Portrait of a Society in Crisis

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People from various English-speaking groups in Montréal and other places in Québec express their personal reactions 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.

1973, 57 min 50 s