Exclusive Trailer Premiere : “This is Hamilton…After the Steel Rush”

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Reflections from Hamilton on the 2012 US Election

By: Layla Mashkoor (This is Hamilton) In the wake of the reelection of  US President Barack Obama an important lesson to take away, especially for a city such as Hamilton, is that the power of the manufacturing sector, the workers, and their unions, is not dead. Since the 1980s, the composition of the industrial sector … Continue reading

Got Consent?: Reflections on re-appropriation, sexism, and patriarchy

 By: Nicole Rallis (This is Hamilton) Sunday, July 8, 2012, was the second annual Hamilton SlutWalk. Over a hundred local residents and activists gathered in solidarity at City Hall to address issues of victim blaming and (social) structures of patriarchy that stratify Hamilton and greater society based on gender, sexual orientation, racial, and economic lines.  Formally … Continue reading

Inaccessible Potential: Transit, Mobility, and Street Infrastructure in Hamilton

By: Layla Mashkoor (This is Hamilton) Throughout the research process of creating this documentary, we have been searching for possible answers to the question “what barriers are holding Hamilton back from further development?” The answer to this question almost always drifts back to the transforming steel industry. An issue receiving significant attention this summer from … Continue reading

The End of Oxycontin: Drug Addiction and Rehabilitation

Our crew was out in Hamilton taking photos when we came across a rooftop that had obviously been turned into a meeting place for drug addicts to inject. This roof is located directly across from the Hamilton City Centre at James St North and Rebecca St. We came across roughly 50 used needles scattered around … Continue reading