The Rankin File: Legacy of a Radical

Sunday, March 3 at 10 am in Fernwood (N207)

DIRECTOR

TERESA ALFELD

COUNTRY

CANADA

RUNNING TIME

90 mins

YEAR

2018

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

In 1986, outspoken socialist City Councilor Harry Rankin ran for Mayor of Vancouver against rightwing upstart Gordon Campbell. Having set out to build a working-class political movement that put power in the hands of the people, Rankin fought tooth and nail to prevent the overdevelopment that he accurately foresaw. Unearthing never-before-seen 16mm reels from the campaign – in which Rankin practically jumps off the screen with his quick wit, political conviction and biting sense of humour – filmmaker Teresa Alfeld completes a long-abandoned project on the colourful life of a fearless and flawed man who dedicated his life to social justice.

Director Teresa Alfeld in attendance.

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