Final Offer


Feature Documentary

Director/Producer: Sturla Gunnarsson

Wtiter/Producer:  Robert Collison

Cinematographer: Len Gilday

Editor:  Jeff Warren

Executive Producers: Arthur Hammond, John Kramer


Final Offer

International Documentary Association  TOP 10 OF THE DECADE                                                                                                                                                                                  Canadian Academy Genie Award BEST DOCUMENTARY


Final Offer is a Canadian film documenting the 1984 contract negotiations between the  United Autoworkers Union (UAW) and General Motors.  Ultimately, it provided a historical record of the birth of the Canadian Autoworkers Union (CAW) as  Bob White, the head of the Canadian sector of the UAW, led his membership out of the International union and created the CAW.

The movie depicts life in an era of massive industrial change in North America. The audience sees the emergence of automation and how it begins to affect the lives of the working class. Other themes depicted are labour relations, life on the picket line, and corporate restructuring.

The film won multiple awards including: Grand Prize (1986) Banff Television Festival and Genie (Canadian Academy) Award  for Best Feature Length Documentary (1986).