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Caged Men: Tales from Chicago's SRO Hotels (2017) (redirect.invidious.io)

This is a documentary about single-room occupancy (SRO) hotels — places where you rent a room, but the toilet and shower are down the hall, and shared with all the other tenants. SRO’s can be a huge help in fighting homelessness, because the rooms are so much cheaper than full-fledged apartments....

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (youtube.com)

On a July day in 1990, a confrontation propelled First Nations issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Quebec, into the international spotlight. Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Kanien’kéhaka (Mohawk) People, the Quebec police and the Canadian...

pickAxe (1999) (archive.org)

This excellent documentary takes us into another world; the world of rogue loggers and firefighters turned eco-warriors. The story begins as an arsonist burns 9000 acres of protected old-growth public forest in Oregon that can not be logged unless it burns. To stop the proposed “salvage” logging of this incredible ancient...

'This is Parkdale' - Documentary about a Toronto Rent Strike (sub.media)

In the summer of 2017, in the Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale, over 300 tenants living across 12 apartment buildings went on rent strike to protest a wave of rent increases that would have displaced members of their community. Through months of organizing and a series of escalating actions, working-class people took on the...

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