Thursday, September 29

New photos, documentary on the Winnipeg General Strike

History revisited
New photos of the Winnipeg General Strike offer different perspective on seminal event

Winnipeg Free Press, September 29, 2011

"In preparing his 25-minute documentary Mike's Bloody Saturday, which will debut at an outdoor screening in the city hall courtyard Saturday evening, writer-producer Danny Schur was hunting down a picture he believed showed a mortally wounded Ukrainian-Canadian Mike Sokolowski being carried away after being shot during a violent confrontation between strikers and police on June 21, 1919.

Schur still hasn't found that photograph, but in the search of the province's archives in July, he discovered a cache of 12 new ones that offer new perspectives on Bloody Saturday, the culmination of one of the most defining events in the city's history."