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Eddy's Kingdom

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Eddy Haymour is a barber, an eccentric entrepreneur, a psychiatric patient, a kidnapper, and a hostage taker. A controversial character, he has been called both madman and visionary. When he bought Rattlesnake Island in the early 1970s, a significant landmark in Lake Okanagan, Eddy’s ambition was to transform it into a Middle Eastern-themed amusement park, complete with a miniature golf course, submarines, and massive camel-shaped ice cream stand. Eddy’s Kingdom chronicles the saga of Haymour's obsession with creating the park, which culminated in a hostage-taking in Lebanon. His present-day quest is to confront the current B.C. government and get the island back in his possession. At his side is his daughter Fadwa, the only family member who still talks to him.


Eddy Haymour est à la fois barbier, entrepreneur excentrique, patient psychiatrique et kidnappeur. Personnage controversé, on l’a traité de fou furieux, mais aussi de visionnaire. Au début des années 1970, quand il a acheté l’île Rattlesnake, un havre emblématique du lac Okanagan, il souhaitait la transformer en parc d’attractions à thématique moyen-orientale avec un terrain de golf miniature, des sous-marins et un immense comptoir à crème glacée en forme de chameau. Ce documentaire nous plonge dans l’obsession de cet homme à vouloir concrétiser ce projet pour le moins loufoque, une aventure qui a mené à une prise d’otages armée à l’ambassade du Canada au Liban. Accompagné de sa fille Fadwa, la seule membre de la famille qui lui parle encore, Eddy Haymour lutte maintenant contre le gouvernement provincial de la Colombie-Britannique afin de remettre la main sur l’île.


  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    Canada
  • Rating
    PG
  • Note
    Artaban Productions
  • Director
    Greg Crompton