Friday, February 4 – 7 p.m.
OISE, 252 Bloor St. West, Room 2-212
TTC: St. George Subway Station. Toronto G20 Exposed, 2010, 120 minutes, documentary.
The legendary viral internet indie-doc movie sensation chronicling the events of Toronto’s G20 Summit, The Toronto G20 Exposed is back. Come and see the film and engage in discussion as part of the ongoing series, Rebel Films this Friday, hosted by Canada’s Socialist Action group.
Get the complete time line of what happened from the opening day of the summit; the anti-globalism demonstrations, the Black Bloc riots, the burning police cars and the ensuing mass arrests. The film highlights the apparent 1.2 billion dollar security failure, and puts into question what kind of policies were in place to direct the police in matters like protecting property and crowd control. What is evident is that the police had a deliberate and blatant disregard for citizens civil rights, their conduct toward protesters and detainees was brutally violent and merciless.
With such a breach of civil liberties, and a lack of decision making transparency several calls for a public enquiry have been made by community groups and watchdog organizations. Watch the testimony given by several protesters interviewed, who were rounded up and locked away for over 20 hours in a makeshift “detention centre”, infamously named Torontanimo. Amnesty International declared the conditions people endured there as a violation of human rights.
This film will open your eyes to the horrific reality of what tyranny looked like for a few days in Toronto. The story of the Toronto G20 begins with this film, but the aftermath, and the grim and unsettling implications of these events, the stories shared by the victims is still in question.
Discussion to follow will be led by Daniel Libby, CKLN 88.1 fm news dept. producer and videographer, and Julius Arscott, a leader of Socialist Action and Youth for Socialist Action.
Everyone welcome. $4 donation requested.
Please visit: www.socialistaction-canada.blogspot.com