Changing the World One Heart at a Time: STAND!

This year is the 100th anniversary of the largest and most influential strike in Canadian history. The Winnipeg General Strike started on May 15 and lasted six weeks, with approximately 30,000 workers walking off the job, bringing economic activity to a standstill in what was then Canada’s third largest city.

Winnipeg 1919 is the setting for a movie about the lives of people caught up in the struggles of massive unemployment, poor working conditions, poverty wages, immigration and discrimination. This full-length motion picture is both a love story and a musical.

The United Steelworkers Union is proud to be one of the sponsors of this unique project.

STAND! premieres during the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday, September 9 at the historic Royal Cinema.

Treat yourself to an inspiring and moving story, a great musical score and a post-screening conversation with the stars, writer and director.

Tickets are $12 at the door. September 9, 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. Royal Cinema, 608 College St. in Toronto. For more information or to watch the trailer, visit:

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