Fireside Film Night with Vancouver's Tim Louis

Fireside Film Night with Vancouver's Tim Louis

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Free online series of political films and discussions, hosted by Vancouver's Tim Louis on the fourth Friday of the month.

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(The link to join the live event will be sent to you after registration.)

*****Thank you for your patience last month -- The Rankin File has been rescheduled for Friday Nov. 26, and will be followed by an encore screening of Gaza Fights for Freedom on Monday Nov. 29!

November Fireside Film Nights: DOUBLE FEATURE!

1) FRI. NOV. 26 @ 7:00pm PST: The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical (2018, 1hr 30min) by Teresa Alfeld

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I’m very excited to announce the free virtual screening of this documentary about my mentor — and hero — activist lawyer and politician Harry Rankin!

  • 6:30pm – chat lobby opens
  • 7:00pm – Welcome; land acknowledgment followed by film screening and Q & A with special guests including UBCIC Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and COPE Vancouver City Councillor Jean Swanson.
“The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical chronicles Harry’s nearly fifty-year career beginning with his World War II military service as a soldier, twice wounded in combat. His worldview altered by his wartime experience, Harry sets out to build a working-class political movement in Vancouver that puts power in the hands of the people. Finally elected to city council in 1966 after eleven tries, Harry’s career as both a civic politician and a talented criminal lawyer takes off. Not even years of surveillance by the RCMP for alleged ties to the Communist Party – which he denies – can slow him down. What can we learn from the successes – and failures – of Harry Rankin?”

I would not be a lawyer today but for Harry. He wrote the letter of recommendation that got me admitted to UBC law school in 1980, and hired me as an articling student in 1983. He is responsible for my political orientation — he further radicalized and helped me crystallize my political thinking. I would not be where I am — or who I am today — but for Harry!

2) MON. NOV. 29 @ 7:00pm PST: Gaza Fights for Freedom (2019, 1hr 24min) by Abby Martin

REGISTER FOR GAZA FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM

In honour of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, join us for an encore screening of this powerful documentary.

“This collaboration shows you Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March Of Return protests, it features exclusive footage of demonstrations where 200 unarmed civilians have been killed by Israeli snipers since March 30, 2018.”
  • 6:30pm – chat lobby opens
  • 7:00pm – Welcome; land acknowledgment followed by film screening and discussion.

Learn more about The Empire Files and Abby Martin — please consider contributing financially to their critical work by joining EF’s Patreon! Please consider supporting the work and campaigns of the Canada Palestine Association, Independent Jewish Voices and Vote for Palestine.

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