Although there’s been an explosion of press about Americans looking to move to Canada, Americans have been fleeing the US since the previous election.
Canada, normally a quiet, out of the way place, has suddenly become cool. Hundreds of “reefer refugees”, gay couples and AWOL soldiers have been arriving in different cities around the country. At the same time, a profound change is taking place in Canada.
Canada now has marijuana cafes in every major city; gay marriage is legal from coast to coast; topless women are not the issue they are in the US. The government is on the verge of decriminalizing pot.
The idea that Canada is the real freedom-loving country in North America has re-ignited and the double combo of gay marriage and relaxed marijuana laws is changing Canada. Escape to Canada, the documentary is about North America’s new battle for freedom. Canada is increasingly the focal point for personal freedom issues – over the right to gay marriage, the war on drugs, even the freedom for women to go topless. But is Canada really free?
From the creators of the hit documentary Stupidity, Escape to Canada is the dramatic chronicle of the new century’s battle for hope and freedom.
Escape to Canada
A Elevator Films
Canal D, Documentary Channel, National Film Board, Movie Central
Release date: Fall, Winter 2005
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