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Tales from the G20


Tales from the G20

Date & Time

October 13, 2021



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Radio LUMI
Open Captions and/or Live Captions

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

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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 Rang, Curator
Kimberly Purtell, Producer
Pip Bradford, Production Manager
Wilson Lin, Production Manager