Rebel Films – Fall 2019


– Toronto Socialist Action Presents –


Friday, September 27   7 p.m.  OISE 5-240  Climate Change – The Facts  2019 • BBC Documentary • 57m        Sir David Attenborough explores the science of climate change and potential solutions to this global threat; interviews with leading climate scientists explore recent extreme weather conditions such as unprecedented storms and catastrophic wildfires.


Friday, October 4   7 p.m.  OISE 5-240  Empire Files: Gaza Fights for Freedom  2019 1h24m            A riveting documentary on Gaza’s Great March of Return by Abby Martin and a heroic team of Palestinian videographers.


Friday, October 11   7 p.m.  OISE 5-240  Quiet Killing 2018 • Documentary • 1h 16m        An examination of the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women, the film explores the reasons why indigenous women are uniquely vulnerable to violence by juxtaposing the stories of some missing or murdered women with the personal testimonies of women who are doing activism on the issue and women who have personally survived incidents of violence.


Friday, October 18   7 p.m.  OISE 5-240  The Fruit Machine    2018 • Documentary • 1h 21m  Some softened by age and sadness, others loud and angry, the voices of the survivors of Canada’s public service homosexual purge are now united, and determined. They are torqued by decades of silence, years of being ignored. They demand justice, and they want to be heard.  Gary Kinsman, co-author of The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation, and author of The Regulation of Desire, and John Wilson, pioneer of the gay liberation movement in Ontario and leading member of Socialist Action will speak.


Friday, October 25   7 p.m.  OISE 5-240  Guatemala: 10 Years of Revolution   •  90m     On July 4, 1944, dictator Jorge Ubico Castaneda was forced to resign in response to a wave of protests and a general strike.  A made in USA coup overthrew elected President Arbenz, leading to civil war and a failed state.  Socialist Action’s Nety Marroquin, just returned from a tour of Guatemala, will lead off the discussion.


Friday, November 1   OISE 5-240  Inside Lehman Brothers 2018 • Documentary • 1h 25m      Over 10 years after losing her job as an account executive for a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, Sylvia Vega-Sutfin still lives in fear of her former employer. This film chronicles the fascinating story of the mostly female whistleblowers who paid a steep price in the 2008 American subprime mortgage crisis, while many of the top-positioned men remained untouched.


Friday, November 8   7 p.m.  OISE 5-240  The Superfood Chain 2018 • Documentary • 1h 10m    Every year, the western world is introduced to new ‘superfoods’ that boast extraordinary nutritional benefits. The Superfood Chain explores the story behind the rise of superfoods like quinoa, teff, coconuts, and wild salmon, revealing the ripple effect the superfood industry has on the lives of farm families in Bolivia, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and Haida Gwaii.

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.

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