Militant Mother

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Citizen Minutes
Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Commissioned by Hot Docs, Citizen Minutes is a short doc collection aimed at celebrating and inspiring civic engagement. Be among the first to see the incredible stories of ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things to make their communities better places.
Film Info
Runtime:8
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Program Category:Shorts
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Website:http://citizenminutes.hotdocs.ca
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Carmen Pollard
Writer(s):Carmen Pollard
Editor(s):Carmen Pollard
Cinematography:Claire Sanford
Grant Baldwin
Composer:Brent Belke
Sound:Chris McLaren

Description

To get to class on time, children from the Raymur Place social housing project were forced to jump shunting train cars that stood in their path. In 1971, after months of petitioning for a safe crossing, a group of mothers made their voices heard by blockading CN rail from delivering goods.

Learn more about the Citizen Minutes project at citizenminutes.hotdocs.ca.

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