“The City Island” presented by Littlejohn

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  • The City Island

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  • The City Island’ is a feature documentary depicting the united effort of the Island residents, who protected the Toronto Parks System from flooding in 2017 and 2019, and their historic acts of resistance that protected the remaining Island homes.

    Comprised of interviews with the residents, artists from Artscape Gibraltar Point, and the parks supervisor, the narrative unfolds through cinéma verité of their united conservation efforts, interwoven with archival footage and artwork depicting the timeline, representation and history of the Toronto Islands. This psychogeographic portrait of the Island is a testament to the Islanders’ political will to protect their park homes from razing, floods, and an expanding airport.

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