LIFT co-presents “Fighting Cuts” program at Mayworks

 

 

LIFT co-presents the Fighting Cuts program

at the 2013 Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

 

Mayworks Festival presents a joint screening of two documentaries that honour artists, activists, and the working poor who oppose government cuts.

 

 

 

LIFT co-presents the Fighting Cuts program

at the 2013 Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

 

Mayworks Festival presents a joint screening of two documentaries that honour artists, activists, and the working poor who oppose government cuts.

 

Q&A will follow with the filmmakers and producers.

The Harris Project
Directed by Marcos Arriaga and Jeff Sterne
Canada / 15 min / 1998
In 1996, four young filmmakers graduate from post-secondary studies to find a provincial government that has implemented a “Common Sense Revolution.” The Harris Project follows the filmmakers’ personal struggles as they try to complete a low-budget, short documentary about a right wing governmental plan that will forever change the economic landscape of Ontario.

Home Safe Toronto
Directed by Laura Sky
Canada/ 96 minutes/ 2009
Home Safe Toronto is the second in the Sky Works series of documentaries that deals with how Canadian families live with the threat and the experience of homelessness. It shows how the housing crisis in Canada is an expression of the increasing economic and job insecurity that has devastated the manufacturing sector in the greater Toronto area and throughout southern Ontario. The film reveals the consequences of this “new economy,” where families surviving on low wages with no benefits, or on dwindling social assistance, are faced with the terrible choice between keeping a roof over their heads or putting food on the table.

 

 

Tuesday 7 May 2013 18:00  

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

Location:
Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario 
317 Dundas Street West 
Toronto ON Canada