October marks forty years since violence in Quebec erupted

0 Posted by - October 15, 2010 - Blog, Friday Film Pick, Screen

This week’s Friday Film Pick is a feature-length NFB documentary that looks in detail at the history and events leading up to and including the October Crisis of 1970. Action: The October Crisis of 1970 is a 1973 film by Robin Spry uses news and documentary footage and the old signature NFB style of Voice of God to recount the days when Quebec’s separatist group, the FLQ, used violence (including bombings and murder) as tactics for Quebec independence from Canada. A state of emergency was declared, the army brought in, and all hell broke loose. Forty years on, it may be quieter—separatists have turned to litigious and parliamentary tactics—in Quebec, but this history will never be forgotten.

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