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london 17/03/2016 - 07:29PM

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CINEMA POLITICA LONDON, Prisoners' Justice Film Festival screens TIL THE COWS COME HOME

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Prisoners Justice Film Festival & Cinema Politica present
A free screening of Til the Cows Come Home
Friday March 18th at 6:30pm
London Central Public Library, Stevenson and Hunt Rooms

London, ON - When the Harper government takes the decision to transform the correctional system to one that puts punishment first and foremost, Canada's rehabilitative prison farms are among the first casualties. Mounting opposition towards the farm closures leads to direct action, and in the late summer of 2010, hundreds of angry protesters stand in front of Frontenac Prison Farm in the heart of Kingston, Ontario, ready to block cattle trucks brought in to remove the hundred-year-old prize dairy herd. The dramatic standoff between protesters and police lasts two days, through pouring rain and hot sun. Black-clad police arrest 24 people, the youngest 14 years old, the oldest, 85.

Til the Cows Come Home tells the story behind this extraordinary display of civil disobedience, filled with tension-filled confrontations and a cast of colourful characters, from irate farmers to passionate nuns to endearing ex-cons. It asks provocative questions about the Canadian government's hardening approach to criminal justice, food security....and democracy itself.

For more information contact: Marie-France Arismendi 519-851-0122
http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/til-cows-come-home
https://www.facebook.com/events/1124939157525174/
http://prisonersjusticefilmfestival.ca

For more information about Prison Farms & Food Sovereignty, and for actions you can take, have a look at the websites below:
http://www.kingstonregion.com/opinion-story/4597733-prison-farm-document...
http://www.thewhig.com/2015/01/27/why-the-prison-farm-issue-wont-go-away
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/cows-prison-farm-kingston-1.3382238
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/19/world/americas/kingston-ontario-cows-p...
http://projectsoil.ca/project-overview/case-studies/frontenac-and-pittsb...
http://saveourprisonfarms.ca/
http://www.prisonfarmfilm.org/
https://twitter.com/prisonfarmfilm
https://www.facebook.com/prisonfarmfilm

 

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