After the Montreal Massacre

A film by Gerry Rogers

Canada | 1990 | 27 minutes | Color | DVD | Order No. 99173

SYNOPSIS

On December 6, 1989, a gunman entered the engineering building at the University of Montreal and killed fourteen women. This forceful, moving documentary situates this extraordinary crime within the context of other kinds of violence against women. A wounded survivor and other students describe the harrowing event, widely understood as a backlash against feminism. Activists and journalists explain its impact, linking the massacre with cases of rape, sexual harassment and torture worldwide. This lucid, thought-provoking film is indispensable for organizations dealing with violence against women, as well as for women's studies classes.

PRESS

"Serves as a powerful catalyst for facing, discussing and working to eradicate the everyday violence that threatens and demeans women. Highly recommended."

Library Journal

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS

  • Montreal Women's Film Festival

ABOUT FILMMAKER(S)

Gerry Rogers

Gerry Rogers began her film career in 1982 at the National Film Board's Studio D in Montreal. In 1992 she returned to her native Newfoundland and founded Augusta Productions. Among the many films she has produced include the internationally award-winning TO A SAFER PLACE. Her directorial credits include the NFB/CBC co-production AFTER THE MONTREAL MASSACRE, the internationally award winning VIENNA TRIBUNAL, and KATHLEEN SHANNON: ON FILM, FEMINISM, AND OTHER DREAMS.

Gerry's latest film, MY LEFT BREAST, is an intimate and starkly honest portrayal of her struggle with breast cancer, from post mastectomy, through chemotherapy and radiation. Filmed mostly by her partner Peggy and herself, through tears, humour and courage she opens her body, heart and soul to the camera.

Gerry was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in 2011. (8/12)

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