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Tales from the G20


Tales from the G20

Date & Time

October 13, 2021 @ 8:00 pm 9:00 pm EDT


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Tales from the G20 – In June 2010, leaders from the twenty largest economies met in Toronto with representatives of corporate interests to discuss the policies that would shape the world for everyone else. Exclusion zones, overlapping layers of security fencing and an estimated 25,000 police and military personnel transformed the downtown area into an armed camp. Over 1.3 billion dollars were spent on security measures, more than all previous G8/G20 meetings combined.

This documentary film traces the overt breakdown in civil liberties that occurred during the G20 Summit in Toronto, from unmarked vans with snatch squads of plainclothes police to the pre-emptive arrest of activists now facing years in prison for organizing demonstrations.

FAQ – How to Watch

  1. Can I watch Tales of the G20 without tickets? 

    Yes, you can! We love our festival too much to keep it hidden. You can watch the Festival at luminatofestival.neme.tv.
  2. How do I watchTales of the G20

    Visit luminatofestival.neme.tv to see all of the streams from October 13 –17, 2021. You can also click the WATCH button at the top of luminatofestival.com.
  3. What if I miss it? Is Tales of the G20 available after October 13th

    Not a problem.  Tales of the G20 will be on-demand until November 30th at luminatofestival.neme.tv. 
  4. When are shows available on-demand? 

    Each show will be available on-demand the day after it premieres. For example, everything from October 13th, Day 1 of Luminato, will be available on-demand on October 14th.
  5. Where can I find the calendar of events for Luminato 2021? 

    Luminato’s calendar is available on the Festival Schedule page: https://luminatofestival.com/upcoming-arts-events/ and on the Festival 2021 page: https://luminatofestival.com/event_series/love-letters-to-toronto/   

Creative Team

Tales from the G20 movie poster has a black background with the title in black bold text on white blocks.

Through street-level footage and interviews with organizers and city residents, this documentary by Ayelen Liberona and Joseph Johnson Cami traces the overt breakdown in civil liberties that occurred during the G20 Summit, held in Toronto in June 2010.

Alex Rand, Curator
Kimberly Purtell, Producer
Pip Bradford, Production Manager
Wilson Lin, Production Manager

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