Why Women Run

This short documentary offers a glimpse into the 1997 federal election in the Halifax electoral district. Two strong female politicians, Liberal candidate Mary Clancy and NDP party leader Alexa McDonough, are caught in a tight competition in one of the most contested races in the country. Director Meredith Ralston follows the two women around the campaign trail for weeks, getting inside an election that was often described as “nasty.” Both larger than life and hungry to win, in quieter moments Clancy and McDonough reveal the strains and contradictions of their chosen careers. Why Women Run highlights the accomplishments of women in politics and the problems many women face participating in the political process.

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Générique du film

réalisateur
Meredith Ralston
scénario
Meredith Ralston
producteur
Penny Longley
Kent Martin
Mike Mahoney
caméra
Dean Brousseau
son
Jane Porter
Phil Brouwer
Chris Newton
Adam Stewart
Allen Chapman
montage
Markham Cook
montage sonore
John Rosborough
narration
Deborah Allen
musique
Chris Crilly

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