Features the up close and personal stories of white activists and their ongoing journeys of transformation. Participants will talk about being unconscious about their learned and internalized sense of white supremacy. They will share what was required and what actions they took to move through the common first stages of denial, defensiveness, guilt, fear and shame into making solid commitments towards ending racism. The individuals' interviews will also be enhanced by historical sources, spoken word, photographs and video archives which will serve to address systemic racist oppression.
Feminism has shaped the society we live in. But just how far has it brought us, and how relevant is it today? Status Quo? asks these questions and uncovers answers about the evolution of womens equality in Canada. Key concerns include violence against women, access to abortion, and universal childcare.
In this film, the profound impact of the Canadian governments residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children, Lyna and Glen, who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
Naomi Klein focuses on the anti-capitalist globalization movement and the many courageous acts of global resistance to “take down fences.” Waldon Bello presents his principles for a “deglobalization” movement based on decentralization, equity, and democratic decision-making. Susan George talks about current economic crises and the dominance of transnational corporations.
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