6 Tons of Steel: Building Bloody Saturday
Catalogue Number: PBP000
Producer: Prairie Boy Productions
Producing Agencies: Prairie Boy Productions
Subject: Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2019
Running Time: 44:03
An Indigenous apprentice Ironworker in a city that for a hundred years suppressed the memory of it’s formative struggles learns his trade building a monument to the streetcar tipped over during the bloody climax of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. He is joined by a colourful cast of fellow workers; activists; an anarchist; community organizer; a chorus; a labour historian; and a Winnipeg born, Chinese-Métis veteran octogenarian Ironworker with fifty-plus years of labour history.
In a city teeming with centenary celebrations, intersecting characters ininterconnected narrative arcs embark on a journey to reveal the enigmatic and evocative strike story as the streetcar monument takes shape.
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