2019 | web documentary with YouTube stars
Americans are passionate about their constitution. Canadians aren’t. Supreme Law is here to change that.
This interactive documentary by the National Film Board of Canada brings together Canadian YouTube stars, constitutional scholars, historic video clips, and meticulously researched background on one of the most important and dramatic political events in Canada of the 20th century. It’s all wrapped in a brilliantly retro visual aesthetic with a soundtrack of tunes that rocked the country during the 1980s. This is an entertaining and rich resource for students and anyone who wants to understand the stories behind the Canadian Constitution and how they continue to resonate today. This project was co-produced by the National FIlm Board of Canada (produer Bonnie Thompson) with the Centre for Consitutional Studies at the University of Alberta.
Supreme Law in its entirety can be experienced here; below is a trailer and the intro videos to each chapter.
The introduction to the interactive documentary Supreme Law (1m 16s).
First Chapter of the Prime Minister storyline, hosted by YouTube star Jus Reign in Supreme Law (2m 03s).
First Chapter of the Indigenous storyline, hosted by YouTube stars The Baker Twins in Supreme Law (2m 03s).
First Chapter of the Women’s storyline, hosted by YouTube star Rachel David in Supreme Law (0m 59s).
First Chapter of the Quebec storyline, hosted by YouTube star Emma Bossé in Supreme Law (0m 59s).
First Chapter of the West’s storyline, hosted by YouTube star Miss Fenderr in Supreme Law (0m 59s).