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Toronto.com 5 queer Canadian films

In this documentary, Ottawa filmmaker Sarah Fodey speaks to survivors of Canada’s four decade long gay purge. Canada, like most of the Western world became increasingly occupied with national security after…

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The CBC

Like too many Canadians, filmmaker Sarah Fodey had once never heard of “the fruit machine.” That changed in 2002, when she arranged to meet a man named George Hartsgrove to discuss a potential documentary about his failed attempt to open Canada’s first gay…

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The Advocate Arts and Entertainment

Latest News The Advocate.com : Arts and Entertainment The new documentary The Fruit Machine draws its name from a machine developed to identify gay men (derogatorily known as “fruits”). The film explores how this machine was used as a weapon in a four-decade antigay…

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NowToronto Inside Out Profile

Latest News NowToronto.com : Inside Out Profile What do you do in your industry? I mostly write (come up with ideas) and produce (figure out how to finance and execute said ideas), but the film premiering at Inside Out this year is my directorial debut…

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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

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