F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason

F.R. Scott: Rhyme and Reason

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This feature documentary looks at the multi-faceted career of F.R. Scott (1899-1985), a Canadian poet, thinker and constitutional expert whose work and vision of social justice spanned and influenced an entire era. The film looks at Scott's role in the founding of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation Party in the 1930s, his years as a teacher of constitutional law, as a modernist poet, and as a champion of civil liberties. Highlights include Scott's courtroom challenges of the Duplessis regime in the 1950s, his controversial support of the War Measures Act during the 1970 October Crisis in Québec, and readings from his poetry.

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  • writer
    Donald Winkler
  • réalisateur
    Donald Winkler
  • *
    Albert Kish
  • recherche
    Sheila Fischman
  • photographie
    Barry Perles
  • prise de son
    Bev Davidson
    Jean Guy Normandin
    Hans Oomes
  • montage son
    John Knight
  • musique
    Alain Clavier
  • enregistrement de la musique
    Louis Hone
  • ré-enregistrement
    Hans Peter Strobl
  • graphiques
    Normand Cousineau
  • producteur
    Tom Daly
  • producteur exécutif
    Barrie Howells