09-22 Sept 2020
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Our Dance of Revolution

Our Dance of Revolution

This untold history of Toronto’s Black queer community spans four decades of passionate activist rebellion. Refusing to be silenced and raging with love, the featured trailblazers demanded a city where they could all live their truths free from the threat of violence. In the spaces they found for loud laughter and sweaty block parties, they also found themselves. Each bit of revolutionary ground was gained collaboratively, whether protesting police brutality, forming feminist collectives or making room for grief and healing in the wake of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Their transformative creativity and visionary organising made Toronto more livable for generations to follow. “Our Dance of Revolution” celebrates the living legends among us by unearthing what has been made invisible. Come honour this hidden chapter of Toronto’s history and witness the courage it took to dance in the street for the struggle.

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Our Dance of Revolution (2019)

Feature (102mins) Documentary

Region:

Canada

Language:

English

Rating:

No Rating

Director(s):

Phillip Pike

Showtimes:

Fri 11 Sep 2020, ALL DAY *, ttff/20 Online—Yellow Bundle

* ALL DAY films are available for viewing from
12.00 am (midnight) until 11.59 pm of the above-mentioned dates.

Caribbean Premiere


Phillip Pike

Phillip Pike

Phillip Pike is an emerging documentary filmmaker. As a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, Phillip’s journey of personal and professional discovery has taken him from a career creating change as a community activist and human rights lawyer to a career creating change through storytelling as a documentary filmmaker.
He is a graduate of the Documentary Filmmaking Institute (School of Creative Arts & Animation, Seneca College, Toronto). He also received intensive training in video production at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and the Bay Area Video Coalition in San Francisco.
Completed in 2003, his first documentary, Songs of Freedom, tells compelling stories of courage and hope of gays and lesbians living in Jamaica. Critically acclaimed and well received by audiences, Songs of Freedom was an official selection at several film festivals and was acquired for broadcast across North America on a specialty TV channel. Our Dance of Revolution is Phillip’s third film and second feature.

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