The Fruit Machine
Some softened by age and sadness, others loud and angry, the voices of the survivors of Canada’s public service homosexual purge are now united, and determined. They are torqued by decades of silence, years of being ignored. They demand justice, and they want to be heard.

Theirs is a story of betrayal that is both national and deeply personal. Men and women who dedicated their lives to public service, some signing oaths of allegiance and servitude; casualties of a political tapestry woven in the fibers of acute security measures that somehow became normalized.

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Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
Canadian Association of Journalists - 2018 CAJ Awards finalists

Well, this is an honour.

The Canadian Association of Journalists announced today that it has shortlisted The Fruit Machine for a 2019 Award for Human Rights Reporting.

OTTAWA, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to release the full list of nominees in the 2018 CAJ Awards program.

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019
AT A GLANCE | QDoc Film Festival

We're thrilled to announce our U.S. premiere, programmed as part of QDoc Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. Thanks, QDocs! Thank you for championing LGBTQ documentaries.

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in Southern states and the divisive 2016 election, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus embarks on a tour of the American Deep South. 

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
Photos from The Fruit Machine's post

We had a great time last night at the Canadian Screen Awards! Thank you for all your messages of support. Congrats to our fellow nominees, and to all the winners. Canada is home to some amazing ... See more

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

It pains me for the non-win last night but, it my books, it was a win to be nominated!

Congrats to the whole production team!

You guys put us on the map, you helped our cause in so many ways, ... See more

Sunday, March 24th, 2019
The Fruit Machine | TAKE ONE | BFI Flare 2019

We enjoyed our European premiere this weekend in London at BFIs Flare. A first review from Take One:

“The film is a serrated knife of injustice and homophobia plunged deep into the golden heart of ... See more

THE FRUIT MACHINE plunges a serrated knife of injustice and homophobia deep into the golden heart of Canadian liberalism. Elle haywood reviews at BFI Flare 2019.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Went to see this yesterday evening at the London Film Festival.
How brave for all those who came forward and reveal what happened to them.
Glad they got the apology they all deserved.
Wont change ... See more

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

Saw this in London this evening.
How brave for all who shared their story.
Thank you.

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

That pic is very telling, I consoled the woman behind me, she just couldn't stop crying.

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

My friend Debby Betts is on her way to the London showing!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Photos from The Fruit Machine's post

Please share this widely in your networks. The deadline is fast approaching and we don't want anyone left out. Thank you/merci.

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Queerguru reviews @TFMfilm a captivating on how the Canadian authorities purged the #LGBTQ community after WW2 : screening at @BFIFlare this month https://t.co/F9XCopNF9s @ILoveGayMovies

@NRCan @sandbayent @sarahfodey @WE_MVMT @TVOdocs This was my 2nd time watching #TheFruitMachine, and it was just as powerful and as painful to watch. Thank you for organizing this event, so important to bring this awareness to our workplace

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Great and emotional documentary. A MUST SEE. Thank you @sarahfodey and @WE_MVMT for joining us. It was an honour to have been part of organizing this screening. https://t.co/b6CfEQ6mTP

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