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Action: The October Crisis of 1970 ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB528045
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Tom Daly, Normand Cloutier, Robin Spry
Directors:  Robin Spry
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal),Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Canadian Politics, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Issues, Canadian Social Studies, Canadian Social Studies, Civics, Civics, Documentary, Documentary, History, History, Politics, Politics, Social Studies, Social Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1973
Running Time:  87m 09s


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A long and thoughtful look at those desperate days of October 1970, when Montréal awaited the outcome of FLQ terrorist acts. This film puts the October Crisis in the long perspective of history. Compiled from news and other films, it shows independence movements past and present, and their leaders; it reflects the mingled relief, dismay, defiance, when the Canadian army came to Montréal; and it shows how political leaders viewed the intervention.

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