CLU3M – Unit 2 – Lesson 6: Hard Times Film Analysis



100 minutes

Lesson Objective

  • To apply areas of the Canadian Charters of Rights and Freedoms to a real life case study.

Lesson Outcomes

  • Identify examples of abuse of power/abuse of the Rule of Law.
  • Identify examples of arguments for the Crown, and arguments for the Defense throughout the movie.
  • Explain how the justics system failed David Milgaard.

The Lesson


  1. Watch the film.
  2. Complete worksheet.
  3. Debrief worksheet answers and film.

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External Resources

Hard Times – The David Milgaard Story 1999 [Film Link]

Background Information