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6 Tons of Steel: Building Bloody Saturday


Catalogue Number:  PBP000
Producer:  Prairie Boy Productions
Subject:  Canadian History, Canadian Social Studies, Documentary, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Tech/Voc
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2019
Running Time:  44:03


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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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