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Kim Campbell Through the Looking Glass ONF/NFB

Catalogue Number:  NFB527115
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Silva Basmajian, Louise Lore
Directors:  Michel Jones
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Canadian Politics, Documentary, Politics, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2000
Running Time:  70:30
Closed Captions:  Yes

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'People ask me, 'Are you proud of the fact that you were Canada's first woman prime minister?' I respond, 'Yes, but I'd be prouder still to say I was Canada's tenth woman prime minister.''--Kim Campbell.

In 1993 Kim Campbell won the Tory leadership after Brian Mulroney's resignation and became Canada's nineteenth prime minister. She called an election and two and a half months later led the Progressive Conservatives to the biggest defeat of any major political party in Canadian history.

What happened?

The antithesis of Mulroney, Campbell began the race as the future of her party. This film documents the doomed campaign through never-before-seen interviews with Campbell, her family, colleagues and members of the media. They reflect on what brought such a hopeful candidacy to such an astounding upset.
Vivid images, a striking score and elegant narration present an engaging portrait of Campbell--a resourceful, determined woman whose continued zest for life provides insight into her survival.

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