1867 and After

1867 and After

| 11 min

In this short film, a curious high school civics class has a lot of questions about Canadian history. Suddenly, while the class is visiting Robert Harris’ famous painting The Fathers of Confederation, John A. MacDonald comes to life from the painting and speaks to the students, explaining the Canadian Constitution and the reasons for it. This lively animated meditation on history and art is an engaging portal to the lessons of the past.

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  • director
    Donald Peters
  • script
    Donald Peters
  • producer
    Michael Spencer
  • photography
    Robert Humble
  • editing
    Donald Peters
    Denys Gagnon
  • narrator
    Frances Peddie
  • music
    Eldon Rathburn