The Pope Squat

Judy Koch

2002, 37:45 minutes, colour, english


In July 2002 a group of political activists and homeless people lead by the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty took over an unoccupied building and turned it into a squat. They renovated it to make it a better place to live. In November the place was raided twice and the people evicted. No trespassing signs went up and armed guards were hired to keep squatters out. This video which is based on footage from a number of people, tells the story of this remarkable endeavor.

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