blah blah blah : (re) viewing Quebec

Blah Blah Blah

2001, 55:00 minutes, colour, English


blah blah blah : (re) viewing Quebec

3.8 kilometers of fence, 30,000 peaceful protesters, 4700 cans of tear gas, and 6,000 cop crotches.

Fourteen film and video artists respond to the Summit of the Americas held in Québec City, in April, 2001.

1. Girls With Opinions by Gisèle Gordon (3:30 minutes)
2. Documenting Dissent by Ali Kazimi (6:00 minutes)
3. Packin' by John Greyson (4:00 minutes)
4. Vocal Demonstration by Charles Officer (4:00 minutes)
5. (of) fences by b.h. Yael (5:30 minutes)
6. The Weekend in Québec by David Best (5:00 minutes)
7. Ten Seconds of Protest by Jody Shapiro (2:30 minutes)
8. Why Are You Afraid of Our Voices? by Lyndsay Moffat (3:30 minutes)
9. Dark Vader by Karma Clarke-Davis (1:30 minutes)
10. Extramural Activities by Julie Fox (5:00 minutes)
11. Like a Nice Rubber Gas Mask by Malcolm Rogge (4:30 minutes)
12. Enemies of the State by Michael Connolly (5:00 minutes)
13. Gooney Tunes by Kevin McMahon & Christopher Donaldson (2:17 minutes)

"They say to themselves, 'Let's go spend the weekend in Québec City, we'll have fun, we'll protest and blah, blah, blah." Jean Chrétien, Le Devoir, April 14, 2001

This project has been generously supported by: Charles Street Video
Innis College Townhall
Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto
John Mighton
Trinity Square Video
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