Our Dance of Revolution
- Director: Phillip Pike
- Writer: Phillip Pike
As an overview and introduction to black LGBT contemporary history [in Toronto]...it does a damn fine job.
It set its agenda from the off and stuck to it...without any deviation. Activists are always interesting subjects to film over time...watching and hearing as the rage of their youthful fire evolves into a long-toothed wisdom of experience. This film is full of I-was-there and I-did-this and I-did-that...there are many satisfied faces to be seen, quite rightly so! It really does make you question your own self...what did I contribute? Or, for the youngsters, how can I contribute to the most important cause: Equality...for each and all. This is activism at its best...forget that damn armchair, get out and do something. Stop traffic...but, never stop yelling!
Beautifully filmed and scored, there's nothing really to criticise! Just...sit back, relax and prepare to be educated and enlightened.
OFFICIAL TRAILER Our Dance of Revolution from Phillip Pike on Vimeo.
Our Dance of Revolution tells the story of the transformative power of community and the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.