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December 4, 2012

Polytechnique Film Screening and Discussion - FREE (The Montréal Massacre)

The Edge Gallery and Urban Art Centre, 611 Main Street
December 10, 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

FREE

Please join us for a screening of the English version of the film
Polytechnique, a film commemorating the 1989 Montréal Massacre.
It will be followed by a discussion with feminists remembering past December 6th actions and memorials.

Please email us with accessibility questions or more info

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
This is a day that marks the anniversary of the Montréal Massacre, in 1989,
when 14 women were murdered at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal.

They were murdered because they were women.

The film documents that day through the eyes of two students, Valérie and Jean-François, whose lives were forever changed when a young man entered the school with one idea in mind:
kill himself and take with him as many women as possible.
This film is an intense, fictional rendition of the actual event.
Its release sparked controversy in several communities.

This event is organized on December 10 in recognition of
the World March of Women’s 24 Hours of International Feminist Action.

More than 20 years have passed, yet violence against women continues to be a serious issue, and we continue to fight.  This evening we will archive past actions and memorials around December 6th, and local actions to end violence against women.
This year we want to commemorate the Montréal Massacre, and also Winnipeg’s response.

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