Contact Us FAQ Fran├žais
Home / In Bed with an Elephant

In Bed with an Elephant ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB528489
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  Kent Martin, John Taylor
Directors:  Kent Martin
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Business Studies, Canadian History, Canadian Politics, Documentary, World History
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1986
Running Time:  59m 48s


Click here for pricing
Using archival film footage, this hour-long documentary provides a gripping retrospective of United States-Canada relationships as personified by successive presidents and prime ministers. It becomes quite clear that our prime ministers, from John A. Macdonald down, have started their tenures on a sort of first-things-first basis by making overtures to their American counterparts. Attitudes and outcomes have varied widely, and this is what intrigues when seen in close-up. 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 the series Reckoning: The Political Economy of Canada.

Click here for Full Credits


Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects