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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Tonight! 7 pm! Film! Free!
This event is free to the public and is a part of Radical Frosh, put on by
Tonight at 7 pm, come to 100 St. Patrick’s (The Art Gallery Building on
Carleton Campus) to see the premier Ottawa screening of SPIT- Squeegee Punks
in Traffic. Director Daniel Cross and subject of the film, Roach, will join
us for a discussion after the film.
About the film:
Roach has been living on the streets since age 14, he’s rebellious, loud and
defiant. As part of S.P.I.T., Roach has been given a camera to document his
world. The footage he gets is urgent, because there’s a war against squeegee
kids. The RoachCAM is positioned behind enemy lines: living in derelict
buildings, squeegeeing for money, being hunted by police. The viewer is
forced to look at the living reality of Roach and his friends: Hungry on the
streets in one of the world’s most prosperous countries, classified as
thugs, criminals, and enemies. These kids refuse to obey, assimilate, and
conform to society’s values - their beliefs and realities are scarred into
their flesh in the form of piercings, tattoos, track marks, bruised veins,
rotting teeth, gangrene, scurvy...
Where: 100 St. Pat's, Carleton University. Take buses 4, 7 or the O-train
Time: 7 pm Tonight!
This event is Free!
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