Event

DocuTalks

Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it. We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues.

Upcoming DocuTalks

 
Mr. Jane and Finch
Saturday, October 26 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
When 80-year-old community activist Winston LaRose detects early signs of gentrification in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood, he embarks on an impassioned run to become councillor of the ward. The opening of several new subway stations nearby and a confirmed plan to build light-rail transit in the neighbourhood, in particular, cement Winston’s instinct to advocate for the community and protect its residents against displacement.
 
The Indictment of Shelly Chartier
Saturday, November 16 | 2:00pm-4:00pm 
A riveting true story about a reclusive young woman from a small Manitoba First Nation who captivated the press and made international headlines. Sensationalized in the media as a high profile catfishing case involving an NBA superstar and an aspiring model, Shelly Chartier was portrayed as a master manipulator who used social media as her weapon. Through the sensitive and intelligent lens of Indigenous directors Lisa Jackson and Shane Belcourt, the sensationalism is swept aside to reveal something much more compelling and complex – the story of a young woman caught in historical circumstances beyond her control and how she struggles to rebuild her life after incarceration. With in-depth access to Shelly, Indictment unpacks the crime and raises important questions about the Canadian justice system.
 
Town of Widows
Saturday, December 7 | 2:00pm-4:00pm
Nicknamed “The Electric City,” Peterborough, Ont., was home to a General Electric plant for over a century. The plant was the lifeblood of the community and took workers in like family. It held Christmas parties, New Years Eve parties and picnics for the community of workers. But over time, employees and their families noticed more and more GE workers dying from cancer. The first sign was the pattern in the local obituaries, which often mentioned donating to cancer charities. Looking back, the warning signs and symptoms were there. The nosebleeds and headaches, the red patches on their skin, the coughs that wouldn’t go away. But the workers had no idea, and even if they had a hunch, they had to make a living.

Following widows and former workers over the course of three years, the documentary Town of Widows sees unassuming citizens transform into activists. 

 

 
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Location: 

Capilano

Time: 

Repeats every 3 weeks every Saturday 5 times.
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 5, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Audience: 

  • Adults

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