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The Champions

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My friend Vineeth shared this with me and it looks really good. I love Trudeau.

just watched this today and liked it a lot. it’s a doc about trudeau and rené levesque – as dull as it might sound, it’s actually really really good. levesque in particular, is someone i knew very little about, he’s absolutely fascinating

Part 1: Unlikely Warriors

In Part 1 of this 3-part documentary series, director Donald Brittain chronicles the early years of Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque. From their university days in the 1950s to 1967 when Lévesque left the Liberal Party and Trudeau became the federal Minister of Justice, Brittain attempts to get at the heart of what makes these men so fascinating.

The Champions, Part 2: Trappings of Power

Part 2 of this 3-part documentary series about Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque covers the years between 1967 and 1977, a colourful decade that saw Trudeau win three federal elections, the 1970 October Crisis and the sweeping rise to power of the Parti Québécois.

The Champions, Part 3: The Final Battle

The final instalment of this 3-part documentary series about Pierre Elliott Trudeau and René Lévesque spans the decade between 1976 and 1986. The film reveals the turbulent, behind-the-scenes drama during the Quebec referendum and the repatriation of the Canadian Constitution. In doing so, it also traces both Trudeau’s and Lévesque’s fall from power.

After I posted this Vineeth added:

there`s a doc about tommy douglas on there as well, and he’s quite remarkable too. this one: http://www.nfb.ca/film/tommy_douglas_keeper_of_the_flame/ — and this one adds interesting context (and longer uncut interviews) to the FLQ craziness in 1970: http://www.nfb.ca/film/action_the_october_crisis_of_1970/

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