Get yourself warmed up for the Toronto Anarchist Fair a few days early!!!
We’re co-presenting the Toronto premiere of INSURGENCE, a collective interpretation of Quebec’s Maple Spring with the filmmakers in attendance, with Cinema Politica at The Bloor, Cinema Politica UofT, Cinema Politica York, Cinema Politica Danforth, Point of View Magazine, Toronto Anarchist Black Cross and Toronto Media Co-op.
TUESDAY DECEMBER 10th at 6:15pm at Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) – PWYC
Groupe d’action en cinéma Épopée / Canada / 2013 / 137 ‘ / French – English / S.T. English
Insurgence is a documentary about the vast social mobilization that took place in Quebec during the spring of 2012. Initially propelled by the student strike for accessible education, the scope of the movement soon broadened to take on the government, the impunity and violence of the Montreal police force, the exploitation of untapped natural resources, and the current economic system.
The strength of the “Printemps Érable” is rooted in anonymity. The shared experience of the movement flows through dispersal, reaching into the solitude of each protester. Each one recognizes her situation in that of the others; affective resonance is transmuted to a point of fusion. Repression can only break up linear collectivities; here, at every turn, at every corner, the common returns in a swarm.
Épopée is a collective of filmmakers and film craftspeople, created during the making of Men for Sale, a documentary about the lives of drug users and sex workers in Montreal. The group was also formed in the context of the digital revolution and the takeover of national cinemas by television and large distributors. Épopée reclaims the means of film production through a newfound creative and collective process. Between 2009 and 2012, Épopée set up a project in collaboration with sex workers and drug users in Montreal’s Centre-Sud neighborhood. The project resulted in a website (epopee.me), two feature films (The State of the Moment and The State of the World), and several gallery installations.
TORONTO ANARCHIST FAIR!
Dec. 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2013.
For anarchists, and those curious about anarchism.
It has been a very long time since Anarchists and their friends and allies have assembled in Toronto to share our stories and ideas, connect our struggles, build our movements, and deepen our affinities. We feel it is vitally important that anarchist gatherings take place, and we are proposing an exciting new format!
We seek to expand beyond the traditional bookfair model and are looking to incorporate a wider range of possibilities and events in addition to tabling and workshops which will still play a central role.
Current plans and proposals include a bookfair, workshops, art installations and interventions, a really really free market, sports & games, actions, performances, films, assemblies, DIY skill-shares, and more. There is no limit to our collective potential and we welcome new additional proposals!
Our main location which will host the bookfair, assemblies, workshops, and a really really free market on Dec. 15th is centrally located in downtown Toronto and is barrier-free/accessible. Ryerson Student Centre at 55 Gould Street. More locations, and events will be announced in the coming weeks.
We need co-conspirators and collaborators, tablers, presenters, performers, event organizers, assembly proposals and facilitators, volunteers, promoters, and more. Please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your proposals, inquiries and wildest dreams.
For a more Anarchic Toronto and a freer, more joyful, and just world!