Gimli Film Festival 2021

6 Tons of Steel: Building Bloody Saturday + Q&A

Expired July 27, 2020 4:59 AM
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Part of GFF's Social Justice Film Series, sponsored by the Mauro Family Fund! These impacting and politically driven films will stir you from your seat and into action! Enjoy the show, and don't forget to vote for GFF's Audience Choice Award after, sponsored by Recycle Everywhere!

An Indigenous apprentice Ironworker in a city that for a hundred years suppressed the memory of its formative struggles learns his trade building a monument to the streetcar tipped over during the bloody climax of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. He is joined by a colourful cast of fellow workers; activists; an anarchist; community organizer; a chorus; a labour historian; and a Winnipeg born, Chinese-Metis veteran octogenarian Ironworker with fifty-plus years of labour history. In this affecting documentary, intersecting characters embark on a journey to reveal the enigmatic and evocative strike story as the streetcar monument takes shape.

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    Erika MacPherson