From Criminality to Equality: 40 years of lesbian and gay movement history in Canada from 1969 to 2009

Nancy Nicol

2009, 600:00 minutes, colour, English


This award-winning documentary film series by director Nancy Nicol brings to life 40 years of lesbian and gay rights movement history, combining rarely seen archival footage with diverse voices of the movement from across Canada.

This four-disc DVD boxed set includes:

1. Stand Together (2002, 124:00),
From the birth of gay liberation to the Human Rights Amendment Campaign in Ontario.

2. The Queer Nineties (2009, 91:00),
The fight for same-sex relationships recognition and parenting rights; the Surrey School Board ban of 3 children's books in B.C.; the role of ethno-diverse communities and labour and the key Charter rights cases of an amazing decade.

Politics of the Heart (2005, 68:00),
A moving portrait of lesbian and gay families who re-shaped the political landscape of Quebec by fighting for recognition of their relationships and families.

4. The End of Second Class (2006, 90:00),
An in-depth look at the campaign for equal marriage. In July 2005, Canada became the fourth country to legalize same-sex marriage.

5. Bonus features: A comprehensive Study Guide written by Nancy Nicol is a printable pdf on Disk 3 that can be accessed by computer and an interview with director Nancy Nicol.

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