Preempting Dissent

RE-EMPTING DISSENT FILM OTTAWA PREMIÈRE & PANEL DISCUSSION WITH CO-DIRECTOR GREG ELMER at the Mayfair Theatre (1074 Bank St, Sunnyside/Bank). The film exposes the political, social, and economic roots of pre-emptive forms of protest policing and their manifestations in spatial tactics, the deployment of so-called ‘less-lethal’ weapons, and surveillance regimes with a focus on the WTO protests in Seattle 1999, FTAA & G8/20 summits, and most recently the Occupy Wall St movements. Panel discussion to follow featuring co-director Greg Elmer and Nicholas Lamb, a Carleton PhD candidate who has been studying, writing, and talking about the policing of the June 2010 Toronto G20 ever since he was one of 1105 arrested at the protest.
No charge. Pay-what-you-can donation.
Presented by the Ontario Public Interest Research Group Carleton, with support from the School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University and the School of Information Studies at the University of Ottawa.
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