POSTPONED – Rebel Films – Spring 2020

*Please note, Rebel Films are postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic and the decision of U of Toronto to close all of its buildings to the general public. Please visit this site for updates, and write to: socialistactioncanada@gmail.com

– Toronto Socialist Action Presents –

Friday, March 13   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Harriet 2h5min  The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.  Kareen Marshall, long time OPSEU activist who led the Homes First strike will speak following the film.

Friday, March 20   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Parasite 2h12min   A South Korean dark comedy thriller film directed by Bong Joon-ho and follows the members of a poor family who scheme to become employed by a wealthy family by infiltrating their household and posing as unrelated, highly qualified individuals. Corey David, leading member of Socialist Action will speak following the film screening.

Friday, March 27   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  The Edge of Democracy 2h 3m  A Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unravelling of two Brazilian presidencies. Guest speaker is Euridice Baumgarten, a tenants’ rights activist who frequently visits her native Brazil.

Friday, April 3   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250 Weapons of Mass Surveillance 42m and The Power of Privacy 29m Two short films which explore the age of digitalization of personal information. The digital age has heralded a new unprecedented means of surveillance, and as more of our personal information goes online, more of our lives are subject to state-sponsored espionage. The Power of Privacy follows well-known psychologist and journalist Aleks Krotoski as she embarks on an adventure across the world to delve into the intricacies of digital life in the 21st century. The guest speaker is John Wunderlich, a privacy consultant and long-time socialist.

Thursday, April 9   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Push 1h 32m   A documentary shedding light on the global phenomenon of the commodification of housing and consequent lack of affordability, especially through the eyes of Leilani Farha, a United Nations special rapporteur on housing who lives in Canada. The guest speaker is John Clarke, a founding member of the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty.

Friday, April 17   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  WitchHunt 60 min  This film explores the connections between the attacks on Labour, the ongoing tragedy of Palestine and the wider struggle against race-based oppression. Dimitri Lascaris, lawyer, Montreal-based Socialist Action member who overcame anti-SLAPP motion in his defamation lawsuit against B’nai B’rith.

Friday, April 24   7 p.m.  OISE 5-250  Islamophobia Inc 49 min   Across the United States, there has been a growth in organizations that portray Islam as a threat. Over two years, the number of groups that make up what’s become known as the Islamophobia industry has more than tripled. This investigation reveals the tactics these groups use to instigate a fear of Islam, including how they manipulate social media to create a false narrative that Muslims are trying to take over the country.

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.
Please visit:
http://www.socialistaction.ca or call (647)728-9143 or (647)986-1917.