Directed by Paul Cowan 1982 (79 minutes)

Paul Cowan’s controversial film revisits the famed World War I pilot Billy Bishop and speculates if he was as good as his reputation suggests. The film tracks the rise of the brash kid from Owen Sound to Canada’s most decorated flying ace of the War. Cowan’s use of ‘docu-drama’ and his questioning of the iconic Bishop’s record continues to ruffle feathers. Is this a case of a hero flying too close to the sun? Or a filmmaker taking too many liberties?

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