The Fruit Machine

Spotlight on Canadian Films - OCanFilmFest

On November 28th, 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivered a formal apology in the House of Commons on behalf of the Canadian government for its past treatment of LGBTQ2 Canadians.

In her new feature-length documentary The Fruit Machine, Ottawa filmmaker Sarah Fodey speaks with survivors of that four-decade anti-gay witch-hunt.

‚ÄúFor the oppression of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and two-spirit communities, we apologize.¬† On behalf of the government, parliament, and the people of Canada: We were wrong. We are sorry. And we will never let this happen again.”‚Äď Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Watch CPAC’s coverage of the apology and reaction below.

Follow the link to watch the film on TVO’s website: https://www.tvo.org/video/documentaries/the-fruit-machine

UPDATE: Feb 7, 2019

Festival Passes for #ocanfilmfest2020 are available online now (discounted price until Oct 1).
Filmmakers: our 2020 Call for Submissions is open on FilmFreeway.

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