East Side Showdown

East Side Showdown

| 46 min
Votre location se termine le

This feature documentary is a portrait of the downtown Toronto neighbourhood of Dundas and Sherbourne, where the gap between rich and poor is growing wide. There, middle-class homeowners, angry radicals, desperate drug addicts and people simply looking for a place to lay their head are embattled in a bitter struggle for space. Angel, a prostitute and drug addict, dodges the law. Bed-and-breakfast owner Renée rails against the sex and drug trade. Community organizer John Clarke advocates direct action in defence of the poor. And at the eye of this storm is Reverend Jeannie Loughrey, whose drop-in centre provides much-needed help for the poor, yet homeowners accuse the centre of harbouring criminals and are lobbying to shut it down. Contains coarse language and scenes of drug use.

Pedagogical evaluations and study guides are only available to CAMPUS subscribers.

CAMPUS

Features designed specifically for teachers Learn more

Already subscribed? Connectez-vous

Ajouter ce code à votre site

Largeur de la vidéo :

par (( height )) Réinitialiser
Générique
  • réalisateur
    Robin Benger
  • scénario
    Robin Benger
  • producteur
    Peter Starr
  • producteur exécutif
    Louise Lore
  • producteur associé
    Christopher Sumpton
  • montage
    Christopher Sumpton
  • photographie
    John Westheuser
  • son
    Alister Bell
    Steve McNamee
    Mike MacClymont
    Mark Obradovich
  • narrateur
    Nicholas Campbell
  • musique
    Allen Booth