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Kettle revisits the intersection where hundreds of people were held for hours — without charge, surrounded by police in riot gear — during the G20 Summit in Toronto.
More than 1,000 people were arrested during the G20 Summit in Toronto in 2010. It was the largest mass arrest in Canadian history.
Kettle revisits one downtown intersection where hundreds of people were held for hours without charge, surrounded by police in riot gear. Using footage, police radio, bodycam recordings and personal recollections, the film asks larger questions about civil liberties, the abuse of power and controversial police action.
Kettle is a short film that explores our personal notions of freedom, and how easily those freedoms can be taken away.
Fair Use Footage
TheDigitalLiberty - “The March to Queen & Spadina”
MacSux - “G20 riot police advancing on Queen pushing onlookers”
Audi Freq - “G20 Illegal Arrests Queen and Spadina”
CdnmapleChick “You’re all under arrest”
Freedom of Information Footage
Ontario Provincial Police Recordings
Margaret E. Beare
This Is The End – Written/Performed By – Christopher Hardie
Anxiety – Written/Performed By – Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)
Je mappelle Claude Jutra – Written/Performed By – Johnny Ripper (johnnyripper.bandcamp.com)
Juillet – Written/Performed By – Johnny Ripper (johnnyripper.bandcamp.com)
Soundscape 234 - Written/Performed By – Tiruset (soundcloud.com/tiruset)
This work was made possible with the support of the Ontario Arts Council.