Video

It Can Happen Here (compilation)

JC

2016, 112:00 minutes, colour, English

TAPECODE 770.12

From 1936 to 1962, Jonathan Culp's great-grandfather was an inmate at the Weyburn Mental Hospital, Saskatchewan. Just prior to the hospital's demolition, Culp travelled to Weyburn, to explore the town and the institution. Poking around, they discover secrets about Tommy Douglas, the Regina Riots, a brilliant ‘outsider artist’ named James Eadie, and Bugs Bunny.

This ambitious and innovative 'reality collage' highlights a wide ranging collection of videos which depict Culp’s interactions with Toronto social movements, as well as broader activist themes, from a variety of contexts and styles.

It Can Happen Here (2005, 47:00) Art, activism and madness in Weyburn, SK
Eventually (2005, 5:00) Direct action, anger management, and grief - a collage
Traffic Jamming (1998, 12:00) Multi-camera take on a chaotic Toronto street protest
HERE 75 Picket (2004, 9:00) Intimate portrait of Fort Erie racetrack strike
Ghost Squat (2004, 5:00) Lyrical protest video with music by Picastro
Pussy Palace Panty Picket Protest! (2000, 2:00) Queer safe space protest
Fighting to Win (2000, 15:00) Compelling portrayal of police riot at Queen’s Park
Captain Do-Gooder (2001, 6:00) Super 8 satire about phony liberals
Hiding Time (1998, 4:00) Rock video using 16mm footage of the 1996 Days of Action
Supplement (2004, 8:00) A look inside a Toronto ‘special diet’ subsidy clinic

Non-DVD bonus videos (digital download only):
Maple Grove: An Ontario School (2000, 38:00) Camcorder progressive education doc
Action! (1997, 8:00) Home video collage of the 1996 Metro Days of Action

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