Rebel Films, Fall 2018

Toronto Socialist Action Presents: Rebel Films

Friday, September 21  ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150

Pipelines Power and Democracy

2015 / 1h 28min

A striking documentary that follows the mobilization of ordinary people to thwart the ambitions of oil companies and halt, even if only temporarily, the advance of pipelines across Quebec. In the process, the film offers a sharp reminder that power can be accessible to all.

Eve Saint is a Water Protector from Toronto and recently stood against the Kinder Morgan Pipeline in Burnaby Mountain, Vancouver, British Columbia and will speak following the film. Patrick DeRochie, Climate & Energy Program Manager at Environmental Defence Canada will also speak on the panel.

Friday, September 28  ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150

American Socialist: The Life & Times of Eugene Victor Debbs

2017 / 1h 36min

This is the passionate, thoughtful biography of the founder of the American Socialist Party, five-time presidential candidate and the only presidential candidate in US history to be imprisoned for his campaign platform. The values with which he lived his life and fought for social and economic justice remain in short supply today.

Barry Weisleder, editor of Socialist Action newspaper will speak following the film.

Friday, October 5  ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150  

In Dubious Battle

2017 / 1h 50min

An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s.

Friday, October 12 ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150


2017 / 1h 46 min.

A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Mirah A., a member of Socialist Action who comes from India will speak following the film.

Friday, October 19  ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150

King in the Wilderness

2018 / 1h 51 min

A look at the final years in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Friday, October 26  ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150

Crazy Water

2013 / 56 min

This feature-length documentary from Inuvialuit filmmaker Dennis Allen is an emotional and revealing exploration of addiction among Indigenous people in Canada.

Friday, November 2  ~ 7 p.m.  @ OISE 5-150

Killing Gaza

2018 / 1h 37 min

In Killing Gaza, journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal documented Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza. Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.

Stephen Ellis is BDS activist and socialist and will speak following the film.

  • Each of the films in this series will be preceded by a brief introduction, and will be followed by a commentary, and an open floor discussion period.
  • OISE, 252 Bloor Street West at the St. George Subway Station.
  • Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
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