"AN EXCITING CANADIAN FILM...
the story of this man who stood with
Mackenzie in the 1837 Rebellion in Upper 
Canada is very much a part of our mythology."
David Wesley, TV Times

FEW NATIONS HAVE HEROES LIKE 
SAMUEL LOUNT
...men of peace and principle who 
get hanged for standing 
up to tyranny..."
 Noel Taylor, Ottawa Citizen

"THOROUGHLY ENTERTAINING AND GRIPPING
...director Laurence Keane makes an impressive debut."
 Mark Terry,  Catholic Register

"SOME TERRIFIC PERFORMANCES"
 Jerry Wasserman, CBC Radio

A REAL EYE-OPENER
...A respectable action drama... distinguished by a  trio of fine performances.
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Starring
R.H. Thomson
Linda Griffiths
Cedric Smith
Donald Davis
David Fox
Andrew Gillies

Producer 
Elvira Lount

Director
Laurence Keane

Screenplay 

Phil Savath  &
Laurence Keane

Director of Photography
Marc Champion

Music by
Kitaro
Loreena McKennit
 

Photos by
Chris Reardon

Produced  in association with the
Canadian
Broadcasting
Corporation,
Telefilm Canada,
and  the Dept of Historical 
andCultural Resources
New Brunswick

Special 
thanks to
John Kennedy

STORY


SAMUEL LOUNT is the Blacksmith of  Holland Landing, in the rural Canada  of the 1830s. 

A devoted family man and good neighbour, Lount is also a prominent member of the Children of Peace who are dedicated to pacifism  and a life of ascetic spiritual community. But they are an island of calm in a  colony that is deeply troubled.

While helping a friend who is being persecuted by the corrupt and twisted colonial administration, Lount is gradually drawn into the world of radical politics and befriended by its leader, the fiery William Lyon Mackenzie. 

Lount is tempted from his religious isolation to run for Parliament, but when political solutions fail, the only  recourse is revolution, and Lount is  faced with the decision of his life...

...to let his dreams of a free Canada die,  or to betray his religion and become  the blacksmith who beat his  ploughshares into swords.


QUOTES


 " and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they study war no more."
ISAIAH, Chapter 2, Verse 4


 "Politics is a dangerous trade."
Samuel Lount

"Aye, so is your forge, but you use
    it to change the shape of things."
William Lyon Mackenzie



"Last night I dreamt I saw this temple struck by lightning and rent asunder. All our work ruined. All our dreams in flames. And then I saw you Samuel ... and you held the lightning bolt in your hand."
David Wilson, Children of Peace

"If this idea's worth fighting for then it's worth dying for. Besides, we're committed. And if we're going to be dammed, let's be dammed for taking action not avoiding it."
Samuel Lount








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CREDITS

Starring
R.H. Thomson
Linda Griffiths
Cedric Smith
Donald Davis
David Fox
Andrew Gillies

Producer
Elvira Lount

Director
Laurence Keane

Screenplay 
Phil Savath 
Laurence Keane

Director of Photography
Marc Champion

Music by
Kitaro
Loreena McKennit

Photos by
Chris Reardon

 

THE REBELLION

ON DECEMBER 4, 1837 Mackenzie and Lount led a rebellion against the Family Compact of Upper Canada. 

ON DECEMBER 5 the rebels marched down Yonge Street toward the city of Toronto. They were forced to turn back before they reached the city gates.

ON DECEMBER 7, 1837 the rebels were routed in a massacre at Montgomery's Tavern. 

Lount fled, but was captured several days later. Mackenzie escaped to the United States.


ON APRIL 12, 1838
SAMUEL LOUNT
and PETER MATTHEWS 
were the only rebels hanged 
for their part in the Rebellion.

 






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