The Great War

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The Great War is a CBC television film documenting Canadian participation in the First World War. The film stars writer-director and award-winning documentarian Brian McKenna, Michael Rudder, and future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — who... read more
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The Great War is a CBC television film documenting Canadian participation in the First World War. The film stars writer-director and award-winning documentarian Brian McKenna, Michael Rudder, and future Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — who became the official Liberal candidate for the Papineau, Quebec in April 2007 — portraying his fifth cousin, twice removed, Major Talbot Papineau. The film aired in two parts on Canadian television during the 90th Anniversary of the Vimy Ridge battle, on April 8th and 9th, 2007.

Original Release

04/01/2007

Cast

Justin Trudeau Talbot Papineau
Michael Rudder Canon Frederick Scott
Maxime Cournoyer Ernest Lamarche
Arthur Holden Col. John McCrae
Pat Kiely William Bird
Justin Walsh Corporal 46th Battalion
Noël Burton Charly Stewart
Sascha Cole Beatrice Fox
Francis X. McCarthy PM Robert Borden
Glen Bowser General Arthur Currie
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Brian McKenna

Writers

Brian McKenna

Cast

Justin Trudeau Talbot Papineau
Michael Rudder Canon Frederick Scott
Maxime Cournoyer Ernest Lamarche
Arthur Holden Col. John McCrae
Pat Kiely William Bird
Justin Walsh Corporal 46th Battalion
Noël Burton Charly Stewart
Sascha Cole Beatrice Fox
Francis X. McCarthy PM Robert Borden
Glen Bowser General Arthur Currie
Jean-François Blanchard Henri Bourassa
Susan Almgren Caroline Papineau
John Dee Delorimier James Moses
Paul Stewart British PM Lloyd George
Paul Van Dyck Harry Scott
Gilbert Larose Jr. Donald Ross
Jesse Todd Christianson
Neil Napier Dying Soldier
Taff Gillingham Canadian Sargeant
Paul Johnston Soldier #1

Producers

Arnie Gelbart Executive Producer
Brian McKenna Executive Producer
Michael Claydon Executive Producer
Hubert Gendron Executive Producer
Natalie Dubois Producer
Stephen Phizicky Producer
Janet Torge Producer
Denis McCready Producer
Brian McKenna Producer
Arnie Gelbart Producer

Editors

Michael Bulter, Susan Shanks

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