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.   Here’s the trailer.

“For 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.”– Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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

 

The Call for Submissions for our 2018 Festival is now open.
Early Bird Deadline: January 31, 2018
Regular Deadline: April 30, 2018

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