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2.9
7 Ratings

Ninth Floor

Directed by Mina Shum
Canada, 2015
Documentary

Synopsis

Director Mina Shum takes a penetrating look at a pivotal but perversely obscure incident in Canadian history: the Sir George Williams University riot of February 1969, when a protest against institutional racism snowballed into a fourteen-day student occupation.

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Ninth Floor Directed by Mina Shum

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  • msmichel's rating of the film Ninth Floor

    In 1969 shortly after the expo celebrations of '67 Montreal was challenged with accusations of racism at a local university that culminated in the occupation of a ninth floor computer lab and helped create the city's protest movement with ramifications still being felt today. The rampant instilled racism evident in the university faculty was a powder keg that enflamed a generation both black and white coming of age.

  • Kamran's rating of the film Ninth Floor

    Review published at Next Projection [REVIEW] 69/100 (2.5) - NINTH FLOOR (Mina Shum) The film is strong and provides some great exposition of a highly important event in Canadian history. Read full review: http://nextprojection.com/2015/09/29/viff-ninth-floor-strong-film-providing-great-exposition/