2016-04-04

Til the Cows Come Home a Cinema Politica Network screening Presented by Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) Monday April 4th @ 7PM The Company House FREE!!!

When Canada's Government takes the decision to transform the correctional system to one that puts punishment first, Canada's rehabilitative prison farms are one of the first casualties. A strong opposition forms towards the farm closures and for two days in the late summer of 2010, hundreds of angry protesters stand in front of Frontenac Prison Farm in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, ready to block cattle trucks brought in to remove the hundred-year-old prize dairy herd. The dramatic standoff between protesters and police lasts two days, through pouring rain and hot sun. Black-clad police arrest 24 people, the youngest 14 years old, the oldest, 85.

Til the Cows Come Home tells the story behind this extraordinary display of civil disobedience, filled with gripping confrontations and a cast of colourful characters, from irate farmers to passionate nuns to endearing ex-cons. It asks provocative questions about the Canadian government's hardening approach to criminal justice, food security....and democracy itself.

TRAILER: www.prisonfarmfilm.org WEBSITE: http://www.prisonfarmfilm.org/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/prisonfarmfilm/

There will be a post show talk on Canadian prisons with Ardath Whynacht.

Ardath is a feminist artist-scholar with roots in poetry and performance. She is a PhD? Candidate at Concordia University and holds a faculty appointment in Sociology at Mount Allison University. She is currently completing a participatory research-creation project with women living with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. Her work was most recently shown at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne and at the Social Studies of Science Exhibition in Denver, Colorado. She is a founding a member of Phin Performing Arts and maintains a solid commitment to rabble-rousing, mischief-making and boundary-disrupting creative work.

Check out some of Ardath's thoughts on the matter here: "What If Justice Was Something We Felt?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXNkkqudI0

Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group (NSPIRG) is presenting 5 documentary films from April 3rd to 6th. All at The Company House, all FREE!!! Check out the others films: Out In The Night, & Finding Dawn, Transgender Parents, VESSEL

The Company House is wheelchair accessible and has gender neutral washrooms.