America, Love it or Leave it

Canada 1991. Dir: Tom Shandel. 60 min. DCP

XI. Early Independents
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Tens of thousands of young Americans took refuge in Canada as draft resisters or deserters during the Vietnam War. Tom Shandel’s documentary examines the impact of this migration on both societies and places it in the context of Canada’s long history as a sanctuary for Americans — including United Empire Loyalists, runaway slaves, and McCarthy-era dissidents — fleeing troubles south of the border. With Noam Chomsky, Robert Fulford, Allan MacEachen, and Svend Robinson.

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Guest in attendance: Tom Shandel

Photo credit: Danny Singer