Details: Many Canadians have to work several jobs so they can make ends meet. Beyond a purely economic or political approach, Courage also delves into the social and psychological impact of the situation. For Izabel, Bebeth, Natasha, Benoit Grace and Jean the economic crisis is up close and personal. The come together to share their experience of financial vulnerability. The stories of these very different individuals from around southwestern Ontario, reveal the worry and isolation they feel. But they also tell of their perseverance and determination to succeed. By turns touching and full of hope, Courage is a participatory social-issue film that emphasizes the importance of mutual support, successfully debunks preconceptions about the poor, and condemns the growing income inequality that has led to the 99% Occupy Movement, the anti-austerity, anti-poverty, and fair tax movements, where now even Warren Buffett is calling for higher taxes on the wealthiest class. The film is being released by the NFB (National Film Board) to coincide with National Eradication of Poverty Month.
Presented as part of DOC Toronto’s Community Connections screening series, generously supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
When: Tues, Oct. 30, 7:00 pm screening time/ Followed by discussion with special guests, director Geoff Bowie, subject of the film Bebeth and others.
Where: Hart House Debates Room, on the second floor
- November 14, 2012 – Toxic Trespass
- November 28, 2012 – The Boxing Girls of Kabul / Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the removal of the ban on female participation in Hart House
Go here for more information on the Conscious Activism Documentary Series.