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Elijah (2008)





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Filmmakers Paul Unwin and Lisa Meeches team to direct this upbeat biopic of Manitoba politician Elijah Harper, who became the voice of the Canadian people for his bold stance against the Meech Lake Accord and then "Progressive" conservative government back in 1990. A soft-spoken statesman and one of the first aboriginal politicians to emerge in Canadian government, Northern Manitoba native Harper endured constant racism and criticism as he stood strong against the proposal that would have persuaded Quebec to endorse the Canada Act. Billy Merasty stars in a film also featuring Maury Chaykin, Gary Farmer, and Lorne Cardinal.


Billy Merasty
as Elijah Harper
Tina Louise Bomberry
as Elizabeth Harper
Maury Chaykin
as Howard Pawley
Currie Graham
as Gary Filmon
Glen Gould
as Phil Fontaine
Gabrielle Miller
as Jill the Reporter
Lorne Cardinal
as Chief Archie
Rachelle White Wind Arbez
as Young Elizabeth Harper
Gordon Tanner
as Jean Chretien
Michael Peterson
as 5-year-old Elijah
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