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A Call to Action/54 Hours

A Call to Action communicates the passion of a man committed to fighting the social and economic injustice suffered by some of Toronto's poorest citizens and highlights Ontario Coalition Against Poverty's new tactics for bringing about change.

54 Hours marks the 100th anniversary of the Newfoundland sealing disaster. Among many other things, it involves a bloody (and controversial) industry; the exploitative working conditions of pre-industrial capitalism; a sealing crew caught on the ice during a once-in-a-generation storm; fateful bad luck and casual stupidity and callous disregard; acts of perseverance and sacrifice that beggar description; and the deaths of 78 men over the course of a 54-hour ordeal.

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  • Documentary

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