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Past Event February 13, 2018

CFE Film Series: Les Ordres

Date
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Location

Ryerson University
122 Bond Street
Toronto ON
Canada

Synopsis:

October 1970: Under the pretext of waging war against the terrorist group Front de libération du Québec, the Canadian Parliament passes the War Measures Act. The Police and the Army use it and try to break-up popular groups in the Province of Quebec. More than 400 people are arrested for what appears to be their social activities. No charges are ever filed against them. This is their story.

 “a haunting record of one of modern Canada’s darkest episodes”
                        -- Martin Knelman, Toronto Star

“Brault won the best-director award at the Cannes Film Festival for Les Ordres -- the only Canadian ever to have taken that prize.”
                        -- Robert Everett-Green, Globe and Mail

 “one of the most subtle and moving films that I have seen.”
                        -- Ronald Blauner, Cinema Canada

Introduction by James L. Turk, Director, Centre for Free Expression, Ryerson University

Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Past Event
-
Location

Ryerson University
122 Bond Street
Toronto ON
Canada

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