Democracy à la Maude

Democracy à la Maude

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Maude Barlow is a crusading warrior for social justice and the leader of Canada's largest citizens' rights group, the Council of Canadians. This feature film portrays Barlow's progress from young Ottawa housewife, quietly reading Germaine Greer alone at home, to outspoken activist, locking horns with such formidable opponents as media magnate Conrad Black and Thomas D'Aquino of the Business Council on National Issues. On the front lines in the battle against the Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), Barlow cautions against "the rise of corporate rule”, arguing that such agreements enhance the international mobility of corporations at the expense of Canadian social programs and jobs.

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  • director
    Patricia Kearns
  • producer
    Annette Clarke
    Signe Johansson
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner
    Don Haig
    Ginny Stikeman
  • writer
    Erna Buffie
  • cinematography
    Zoe Dirse
    Barry Perles
  • sound
    Marie-France Delagrave
  • editing
    Alison Burns
  • sound editing
    Marie-Claude Gagné
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
    Geoffrey Mitchell
  • narrator
    Geneviève Steele
  • music
    Jeff Johnston