Black Tuesday

Black Tuesday

[the Estevan Riot of 1931]

DVD - 2004
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Of the many stories and conflicts of the Great Depression, the Estevan (Saskatchewan) Riot of 1931 was a foreshadowing of the troubles to come. In the film, Pierre Burton explains the background for this violent occurrence that stands out in Canadian history. Miners toiling in intolerable conditions. A strike, broken by management. Reinforcements brought in to supplement the local authorities. A protest that turns ugly. Men and women wielding clubs and hurling stones. Twenty-one men shot in the street, three of them dead.
Publisher: Toronto : Kinetic Video, [2004]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (48 min.) :,sd., col. with b&w sequences ;,12 cm.

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