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Canadian Documentary Competition

EDDY'S KINGDOM

Year 2019
Runtime 85 mins
Language English
Alberta Premiere
Streaming Information
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In-Cinema Showtimes
Sep 26
7:30 PM Eau Claire 4
Eddy Haymour, an immigrant from Lebanon, earned his money as a barber, eventually saving enough to purchase an island near Kelowna with dreams of building an amusement park that celebrated his Middle Eastern heritage.

What began as a Canadian dream story, twisted and turned its way into a nightmare that seems too over-the-top to be true.

The story zeros in on a series of events that took place in the ‘70s and ‘80s. It starts with a government conspiracy that blocked the construction of his island theme park. The subsequent fallout is chronicled: the kidnapping of his children, the attempts to send letter bombs to his enemies, his incarceration in Riverview Psychiatric Hospital, his plan to bomb the provincial legislature, his hostage-taking in Lebanon, and eventual vindication by the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Countries

Canada
Festivals
Hot Docs Film Festival 2020
Director
Greg Crompton
Producer
Tony Cerciello, Greg Crompton
Screenwriter
Greg Crompton
Cinematographer
Greg Gillespie
Editor
David Trevail, Stephen Leck
Music
Red Heartbreaker
Cast
Eddy Haymour