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In Bed with an Elephant

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Using archival film footage, this hour-long documentary provides a gripping retrospective of United States-Canada relationships as personified by successive presidents and prime ministers. It becomes quite clear that our prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, have started their tenures on a sort of first-things-first basis by making overtures to their American counterparts. Attitudes and outcomes have varied widely, and this is what intrigues when seen in close-up. The almost comic antipathy between Kennedy and Diefenbaker, for instance, is as palpable here as is the folksy camaraderie of Reagan and Mulroney. Part four of the series Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada.

1986, 59 min 48 s

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Prix Gémini décerné au meilleur scénario pour une série d'information (Kent Martin, James Laxer)
Gemini Awards
1 décembre 1988, Toronto - Canada

Prix Blue Ribbon - catégorie: Questions internationales
Itinérant - American Film and Video Festival
Du 23 au 28 mai 1988, New York - États-Unis

Prix de mérite pour la recherche et le scénario (Kent Martin, James Laxer, Erna Buffie)
FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival
Du 20 au 25 octobre 1987, Halifax - Canada

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