Whipped screening and Q&A in Cranbrook

by Sean Holman on September 18, 2013

I’ll be screening Whipped and taking questions about the documentary in Cranbrook next week – the city represented by one of British Columbia’s most maverick politicians.

Before becoming a Clark administration cabinet minister, Bill Bennett had a public falling out with the BC Liberals – which included giving the public an insider’s take on the lack of power MLAs had when Gordon Campbell was premier.

A clip from that scrum almost made it into Whipped. As such, it seems appropriate that the documentary is now making its way to Bennett’s riding, courtesy of the College of the Rockies and the College of the Rockies Faculty Association.

So, if you live in the area, please join me at the college on Thursday, September 26 at 7:00 in Lecture Theatre Room 250. I look forward to seeing you then.

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Rob October 8, 2013 at 11:55 am

Sean, I enjoyed watching your film in Cranbrook and the lively discussion after the showing. Political films are a rarity in Canada and Whipped is both eye-opening and entertaining – quite a feat to be sure. If your looking for other film projects I have two suggestions (not that you would need them). 1. The virtual disappearance of the fifth estate and how media companies and government are increasingly more dependent on each other – one the one side Government as a revenue source and media ‘journalists’ that mouth the meme and protect the politicos. 2. Ethical Oil – if you haven’t read the book it does pose interesting moral and ethical questions. Where we get our energy is a valid question and I think would make an interesting film.


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