reminder: november 11: body of war

If you're in the Toronto area, this Remembrance Day, honour those who have died in war by working for peace.

Join us for a special screening of "Body of War", a film by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, featuring music by Eddie Vedder. Proceeds go to the Toronto chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War. The local IVAW chapter has generously offered to give those funds to the War Resisters Support Campaign, to help fund the ongoing legal fight to keep war resisters in Canada.

Film screening

Tuesday, November 11
7:00 p.m.
Bloor Cinema
506 Bloor Street West

TTC: Bathurst

Advance tickets: $11 (limited number still available)
At the door: $15

Tickets are also available at the following locations:

Queen Video
480 Bloor Street West

Rotate This!
801 Queen Street West

572 College Street (Little Italy)

Toronto Women's Book Store
73 Harbord Street

About the film:
Body of War is an intimate and transformational feature documentary about the true face of war today. Meet Tomas Young, 25 years old, paralyzed from a bullet to his spine - wounded after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War is Tomas' coming home story as he evolves into a new person, coming to terms with his disability and finding his own unique and passionate voice against the war.

The film is produced and directed by Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro, and features two original songs by Eddie Vedder. Body of War is a naked and honest portrayal of what it's like inside the body, heart and soul of this extraordinary and heroic young man.


This is a solidarity event with all proceeds going to Iraq Veterans Against the War. Proceeds from the Toronto screening will support the legal cases of Iraq War resisters seeking refuge in Canada.

As you know, historically, Canada has provided sanctuary to war resisters, but the Harper Government has broken with this proud tradition. We are fighting a legal and political battle to keep the resisters in Canada. If deported, they face jail time and irreparable harm to their lives and the lives of their families, for the "crime" of not wanting to kill innocent people.

Please join us on Tuesday. The War Resisters Support Campaign desperately needs the money, and from what I've heard, it's an unforgettable film.

For more information and to reserve tickets, visit Body of War Toronto.

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