Generation Wise

This short by Bis Films, a boutique production company based in Montreal, shines a light on the student movement that started in Quebec last winter and has since won support and solidarity throughout Canada and the world. The prevalence of

This short by Bis Films, a boutique production company based in Montreal, shines a light on the student movement that started in Quebec last winter and has since won support and solidarity throughout Canada and the world. The prevalence of red patches on backpacks and lapels across several continents illustrates how a battle over access to education morphed into a full-fledged social movement once the government tried to suppress it with anti-protest legislation.

"It started with a debate about education," a young demonstrator says in the film, "then it quickly became a debate about society, about what kind of government we want, what kind of future we want for coming generations."

And this generation is certainly up to the task.

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