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Film Screening Series: By These Presents: “Purchasing” Toronto

Indigenous programming, Partner events, Reckonings & Re-Imaginings
4200 - York University
Accolade East-ACE 102
This event is in person only

Screening of By These Presents: “Purchasing” Toronto (2019, 30min) by the Talking Treaties Collective. The film is an absurdist examination of the Toronto ‘Purchase’, a controversial treaty between the British and Mississaugas covering much of modern-day Toronto. Organized in three acts, By These Presents uses dance, large-scale puppetry, and humour to chronicle the opening chapter of the city’s colonial history. Originally commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art as a three-channel video installation, By These Presents will be screened as a 30min film through Vtape.

Please note this event will be presented in English. Bilingual titles and descriptions are for reference purposes only.

Event descriptions and translation (if applicable) provided by the host organization and published in authenticity by the Federation.

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