You Can't Beat It Out Of Us

Ronit Bezalel

1991, 13:00 minutes, colour, English


Montreal: July 17, 1990. Police wearing riot gear and latex gloves brutally attacked a large group of peaceful civil disobedience protesters. The demonstrators were protesting a homophobic police raid on a private Lesbian and Gay party two nights earlier. This video documents the demonstration while tying it to other police attacks on minority groups. You Can't Beat It Out Of Us also examines the video activist's role in filming political protests and the need for each community to record its own history.

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