Courage: a National Film Board of Canada Documentary
A documentary about the “working poor”
Five TPL branches will be screening the non-theatrical premiere of a new documentary, Courage, by filmmaker Geoff Bowie. Courage is a sympathetic look at the growing number of people in the Toronto area who work long hours at jobs that pay so badly that they cannot feed, house and clothe themselves and their families. Meet the so-called "working poor."
Filmmaker Geoff Bowie (toncoc.com)
In Courage, Geoff Bowie (The Universal Clock, Walk Naked Singing) delves into the social impacts, looks at possible ways out and explores solidarity. During meetings organized by Bowie, six Ontarians spoke courageously about having to work multiple jobs to get by and explained their strategies for escaping financial vulnerability. Courage is a participatory social-issues film that emphasizes the importance of mutual aid and succeeds in condemning the taboo of poverty. This film is an opportunity for Canadians directly affected by the economic crisis to have their voices heard.
You will also have the opportunity to meet this important filmmaker. Geoff Bowie will be attending each screening to answer questions and facilitate discussion. The discussions will be in English, except at North York Central (2 pm, April 28), where the Bowie will lead the discussion in French at Un après-midi au cinéma.
The film is in French, with English subtitles. 52 min.
Thu Apr 12, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Yorkville
Thu Apr 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Lillian H. Smith
Wed Apr 25, 2:00 - 4:00 pm Beaches
Sat Apr 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm North York Central