Violent August

  • 2010

An examination of the 1918 anti-Greek riots in Toronto, which were touched off after an inebriated WWI soldier was expelled from a Greek-owned restaurant, setting off five days of violence and destruction. Included: comments from historians; newsreel footage; archival photos; newspaper reports. Produced, written and directed by John Burry.

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  • Premiered: April 26, 2010
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  • Premise: An examination of the 1918 anti-Greek riots in Toronto, which were touched off after an inebriated WWI soldier was expelled from a Greek-owned restaurant, setting off five days of violence and destruction. Included: comments from historians; newsreel foota… (more)

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