Toronto the Good is the companion documentary to The Riot at Christie Pits.
Eyewitnesses to the riot recall life in Toronto during the 1920s and 1930s.
Joseph Black (Photographer)
Allan Lamport (Mayor)
Johnny Lombardi (Broadcaster & Impresario)
Sammy Luftspring (Canadian Welterweight Boxing Champion)
Toby Ryan (Author)
Leslie Saunders (Mayor)
Gwyn “Jocko” Thomas (Police Reporter)
1992 Documentary 30 minutes – made by Ira Levy & Peter Williamson
Covers Norm Christie’s quest to find and recover forty-four Canadian burials in the lost Vimy cemetery, CA40. Families of the Lost Men walk in the footsteps of their fallen family members. Their connection to the Dead, and their grief, even after a century, is still palpable.
The Episode deals with four Canadians, who as part of the Special Operations Executive, ran underground operations against the Nazi occupiers, and provided a spirit of resistance to the isolated French people.
The Mohawks of Akwesasne in the Saint Lawrence Valley in Ontario and the Nlaka’pamux in the Stein Valley of British Columbia are featured in this 1991 exploration of the Native people’s response to pollution of their environment. 1991 Documentary film: 50 minutes, with an introduction and narration by Graham Greene.
Using powerful testimonials and rare archival footage, the film conveys how colliding perspectives of the land and development must be reconciled in the years to come to ensure indigenous and global environmental survival.