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Heritage Speaker Series: Prison Farms and Protest in Kingston

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Kingston, Ontario, August 2010: 24 people are arrested for sitting in the middle of Bath Road to block a convoy of cattle trucks from entering the Frontenac Correctional Institution. These people, along with hundreds of other Kingstonians, had been fighting tirelessly for almost two years to stop the closure of the century-old prison farm at that correctional facility. Using video clips from the documentary Til the Cows Come Home (2014), Clarke Mackey will talk about how the Save Our Prison Farms movement fits into the long history of grass-roots protest and political activism in Kingston.

Presenter: Clarke Mackey
Clarke Mackey is an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University, where he has taught for almost 30 years. He has worked as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer or writer on over 50 film, television and new media projects. Clarke co-produced Til the Cows Come Home, released in 2014, which tells the story of the citizen’s movement that fought to stop the closure of the Frontenac Prison Farm. His most recent work is a feature documentary called Revolution Begins at Home (2016), about how his mother gave up abstract art to become a militant Maoist in 1969 and the effects in had on the whole family.

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