Pressure Point: Inside the Montreal Blockade


A film by Malcolm Guy, Magnus Isacsson and Anna Paskal

Documentary, 53 min
Original versions: French (Opération SalAMI : les profits ou la vie ?) and English (Pressure Point: Inside the Montreal Blockade)

Producers: Malcolm Guy and Anna Paskal
© 1999 Productions Multi-Monde

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Best Documentary, Quebec Cinema Critics Association, 1999
Nominated for a Prix Gémeaux for best documentary, 2000

Summary
Freya, Linda, Sébastien and Viviane learn to turn limp as they are being dragged across the sidewalk. They prepare to resist teargas, pepper spray and taunts from the riot squad. Together with hundreds of other activists, they risk personal safety to test their own beliefs. Their goal: to cripple a top level conference of bankers and world trade officials planning to implement the MAI (Multilateral Agreement on Investment). Their means: civil disobedience. A dramatic and provoking behind-the-scenes look into the growing ranks of citizens who put people before profits and take their commitment to the front lines.

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