Monday, October 22, 2012

2012 Rebels with a Cause Film Festival, Oct 22-25

York University and the Ontario Public Interest Research Group (OPIRG) at York host their second edition of the Rebels with a Cause Film Festival starting tonight. All events are free.

Tonight's screening is Red Riot and features a collection of works that "confronts the systemic effects of patriarchy, from issues of violence towards Aboriginal women to gender-based oppression happening on our campus. Each short whilst acknowledging trauma, conveys a defiant spirit." After the screening, a panel discussion will take place with Jesse Gouchey, James Diamond, Chase Joynt, Deidre (D-Lishus) Walton and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (via Skype). The discussion will be moderated by Audrey Huntley.

Rebels With A Cause is a film festival organized for and by York University community members. The festival screens films that are artistically, politically and socially critical, combined with artist's talks, panel discussions, and q&a's. The films represent the voices of York students, alumni and faculty as well as independent filmmakers from the larger Toronto community. Rebels With A Cause aims to (re)introduce its audience to the political and social spheres at York and its community while inciting action and education through the avenue of film.

The festival continues to Thursday, October 25 at the York University Keele campus and concludes with a closing concert featuring Jeff Tanaka, Yusra Khogali, Manny Manolo and Lido Pimienta.
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