Golden Showers on Dundas Square

In Golden Showers on Dundas Square, young activists take down their pants and pee on the cement of this downtown Toronto square. They justify their actions by calling the public plaza a toilet bowl. Since its unveiling, the square has been a target for criticism and numerous protests. With corporate content all over its seven video screens, and the severe lack of greenery, it has often been called an ugly, capitalist occupied space. It has also allowed the Eaton Centre across the street to build an H&M store on what had previously been open public space.

In Radical Cheerleaders (or Radical Chee as the title on the DVD menu reads), a group of girls dressed in red and black bounce around to a few hokey chants at an anarchist picnic. Informal and spontaneous, you can imagine they made it all up the night before. They cheer for little girls creating a revolution, special diets for the poor and the advantages of hairy cunts.

In Car Free Day, radical street theatre and other supporters parade around downtown Toronto clogging the lanes of car thoroughfares. Uncomprehending pedestrians and curious streetcar drivers and passengers wonder why they are suddenly being feted as the heroes of the day. Led by a pied piper, it looks like a fun time was had by all, including a guy with a mirrored cube over his head.

Made in an accessible, populist spirit, the DVD is truly pointless beyond being recorded documentation of these events, with good picture and sound quality.

Dir. Henry Martinuk, Chermozym Video

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