The Canadian Delegation: the story of 1989

In 1989 a group of young Canadians traveled to North Korea to participate in the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students. The festival in Pyongyang represented the largest gathering of foreigners on North Korean soil since the Korean war. The Canadian Delegation is a documentary film that tells the story about how a group of activists from the Canadian arts, student, LGBTQ, and indigenous movements struggled to make sense of their political commitments with the collapse of Soviet Union in 1989.  Overall, the film is a personal story and history of the Left in Canada, and how the student leaders of one generation recommitted themselves to important political struggles after experiencing in quick succession the end of the cold war, the Chinese massacre of students in Tiananmen Square, the OKA crisis, and the rise of the HIV-AIDs pandemic.

Learn more and donate to the project at their Indiegogo page here.

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