Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia

This short drama is a portrait of Nova Scotian journalist and politician Joseph Howe (1804-1873) and his battle for freedom of press. When, in 1835, Howe was accused of seditious libel, no lawyer dared defend him. Choosing to defend himself, he addressed the jury for over 6 hours, urging jurors to leave an unshackled press as a legacy to their children. Though the judge instructed the jury to find Howe guilty, jurors took only 10 minutes to acquit him - a landmark event in the evolution of press freedom in Canada.

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Générique du film

réalisateur
Julian Biggs
producteur
Julian Biggs
scénario
Joseph Schull
photographie
John Gunn
son
Leo O'Donnell
montage sonore
Kathleen Shannon
ré-enregistrement
Ron Alexander
interprète
James Barron
Ursula Dapery
William Ferguson
Art Samuels
Henry Gamer
Basil Schapiro
John Tregale

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