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posted by Abby in on Apr 9, 2013 - View profile

Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territories

Spartacus Film Nights - An Injury to One and Misere au Borinage

- 9:30pm
Thursday April 25 2013

Venue: Spartacus Books
Address: 684 East Hastings
Cost: free, donations welcome
Accessibility: Spartacus Books is on the ground/street level. Both the outer door and the bathroom door are 800mm (31.49 inches) in width. In the gender neutral bathroom, there is one bar directly to the left of the toilet and one bar directly behind it. The inside of Spartacus is all one level except for a slight bump (about 1mm in height) close to the back.

An Injury to One

by Travis Wilkerson, 2002

An artistic recount of the rise and fall of Butte, Montana as it was impacted by the notoriously exploitative Anaconda Mining Company. Weaving together labour and environmental histories, An Injury to One maps Butte's story from the murder of Wobbly organizer Frank Little under suspicious circumstances to the legacy of environmental damage scarring the present town's landscape.


Misere au Borinage

Joris Ivens and Henri Storck, 1933

Misere au Borinage mixes live footage with artistic reenactments (brought to life by the miners-turned-actors themselves) of the 1932 coal-mining strikes in the industrial Borinage area. Blending propagandistic flare with hard depictions of the miner's poverty and squalid living conditions, Misere au Borinage -- a creation of Dutch Communist filmmaker Joris Ivens, his Belgian colleage Henri Storck and the strikers themselves -- records the miner's stories of resistance and hardship.


Spartacus Film Nights are ongoing twice-monthly events. Admission is free, but donations are welcome! For more information on Spartacus Books, or to view our monthly events calendar please see our website: or check us out on Twitter and Facebook.

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