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A fight for freedom in the 21st Century
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A look into Canada's incredible strides with progressive politics, while at the same time the U.S. has... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good documentary, though too narrow a lens on Canada. See more (4 total) »

Cast

 
Pierre Berton ... Himself

Bono ... Himself

George W. Bush ... Himself
Tucker Carlson ... Himself
Marc Emery ... Himself
Stephen Harper ... Himself

Bill Maher ... Himself
Watermelon ... Herself
Michael Boatswain ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Albert Nerenberg 
 
Produced by
Shannon Brown .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Dave D'Uva 
Ray Hagel 
Nick Hyacinthe 
James Nyfeler 
Laura Okuda-Hara 
Summer Preney 
Kevin Thomas 
Peter Williams 
 
Film Editing by
David Bowen 
Shane Corkery 
Dave D'Uva 
Josh McLachlan 
Laura Okuda-Hara 
Throy Ross 
Marc Roy 
 
Sound Department
Stephen Barden .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Bracciale .... dialogue editor
Matthew Harrold .... sound re-recording assistant
Nathan Robitaille .... sound effects editor
Brad Thornton .... sound re-recording mixer
Lan Tran .... assistant sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alain Dahan .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Sami Khan .... assistant editor
Andres Landau .... assistant editor
Tim Edward Martin .... colorist
Justin McConnell .... assistant editor
Ed Wong .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Adriane Lam .... researcher
Areta Lloyd .... head researcher
Laura Okuda-Hara .... researcher
 

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Good documentary, though too narrow a lens on Canada., 10 March 2006
Author: Brigid O Sullivan (wisewebwoman) from Toronto, Canada

I wish it had been a great documentary. And it would have been if the viewpoint had not been so narrow. The main focus was on gay marriage and legalizing marijuana and Canada is so much more than that.

With credit to the director, however, he starts well, showing Canada and the post 9/11 Bush USA veering further and further away from each other politically and culturally. As the USA becomes more fundamentally Christian, Canada becomes more 'hedonistic', with freedoms that embrace all.

Many Iraqi soldier veterans are shown applying for landed immigrant status here,others joining them who are uncomfortable with the marijuana laws in the States.

However, and it is a huge however, this narrow spectrum does not encompass the many other freedoms here which are never shown. I wanted more on the consistently and comparatively low crime-rates, medical care, educational systems, our treatment of the aboriginal peoples, the tolerance for ethnic diversity, the safety of our cities, the high per capita percentage of artists and writers, etc., i.e what makes this great country work so well with so little crime.

The doc title was also different in the opening tonight, it was called 'Escape to Canada.' It was a fun opening, the packed audience truly showing the diversity of our citizenry, capped beautifully by a butt-naked male streaker running outside through traffic on a very busy Bloor Street after the show. 7 out of 10.

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