Prairie Fire

Prairie Fire

The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919

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Using archival photographs, film footage and interviews with eyewitnesses and historians, in part 1 (30 min.) describes the social and and political conditions of the time, labour conditions and unrest, labour leaders and bosses; in part 2 (41 min.) relates the conditions during the 6 week strike, growing polarization of opinion and purpose and the events of Bloody Saturday, June 21, 1919.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (72 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)


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