In the Season 2 premiere, Ph.D. Candidate Sarah Miles talks with Gabe and Craig about the documentary film Les Rose and Quebec’s October Crisis of 1970. Released on the 50th anniversary of the crisis, in which the capture of a British diplomat and the Deputy Premier of Quebec by members of the radical separatist organization FLQ prompted the Canadian government to clamp down on civil liberties, the film explores themes of violence, nationalism, and memory from the perspective of director Felix Rose, the son of one of the FLQ militants involved.
For further reading, see:
- Sean Mills. The Empire Within: Postcolonial Thought and Political Activism in Sixties Montreal.
- Louis Fournier. FLQ: The Anatomy of an Underground Movement
- Resources from the National Archives of Quebec on the October Crisis
- Primary Source: The FLQ Manifesto
Les Rose is available for purchase from the National Film Board of Canada.
Produced by Gabe Moss, Emma Rothberg, and Craig Gill
Edited by Ashley Curry
All opinions are the speakers’ own, and do not represent the official views of UNC or the Department of History.