Little Sister's vs. Big Brother
ProducersCari Green Homeboys Productions Aerlyn Weissman
SubjectsActivism LGBTQ+ Politics Social Sciences
- Release Date 2002
- Closed Captions No
- Availability Canada, USA
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This documentary, filmed over a 10-year period, centers on the debate over censorship as it follows Vancouver's Little Sister's Bookstore and its 20-year struggle with Canada Customs over the seizure of books. In the face of bigotry, bombings and repeated book seizures, it wages the most important legal battle in history against Canada Customs. The film features a cast of writers and activists, including Pierre Berton, Jane Rule, Sarah Schulman and Pat Califia-Rice, who speak out passionately on the issue of censorship. They are joined by lawyer Joe Arvay, who took this case all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, and John Dixon of the BC Civil Liberties Union.
Award(s): Leo Award, Best Sound Editing in a Documentary
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