October 23, 2016: Films in honor of Women’s History Month

October 23, 2016

Films in honor of Women’s History Month 1pm Elora Public Library

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The Burning Times

NFB, Donna Read, Director.

1990, 56min

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This documentary takes an in-depth look at the witch hunts that swept Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film questions whether the widespread violence against women and the neglect of our environment today can be traced back to those times.


Women on the March

NFB, Douglas Tunstell, Director

Women on the March

This feature film in two parts is an exploration of the women’s suffrage movement. Spearheaded by women like Emmeline Pankhurst, founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, the Suffragettes realized they would have to become radical and militant if the movement was going to be effective. There followed many demonstrations, and imprisonments until the women’s vote was finally granted, in 1918 (Britain) and 1919 (Canada, except Quebec.)

 

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