In Bed with an Elephant

In Bed with an Elephant

                                In Bed with an Elephant
| 59 min

This feature documentary provides a gripping retrospective of United States-Canada relationships through a study of successive presidents and prime ministers. Using archival film footage, it demonstrates that Canadian prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, all began their tenures by making overtures to their American counterparts. Attitudes and outcomes have varied widely. The almost comic antipathy between Kennedy and Diefenbaker, for instance, is as palpable here as is the folksy camaraderie of Reagan and Mulroney. Part four of Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada series.

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  • host
    James Laxer
  • writer
    Kent Martin
    James Laxer
  • editing
    Ian Rankin
  • photography
    Mike Mahoney
  • sound
    Alex Salter
    Arthur McKay
    John Martin
    Kalle Lasn
  • original music
    Eric Lemoyne
    Roger Lemoyne
  • music recording
    Louis Hone
  • research
    Erna Buffie
    Kent Martin
  • sound editing
    Alex Salter
    Les Halman
  • re-recording
    Hans Peter Strobl
    Adrian Croll
  • producer
    Kent Martin
  • director
    Kent Martin
  • executive producer
    John Taylor