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The Fruit Machine (2018)

Over the course of four decades, thousands of men and women had their privacy invaded and their careers ruined. They were interrogated, threatened, and manipulated. Many suffered psychological effects, some took their own lives. It was one of the largest bullying campaigns in Canada’s history. The Fruit Machine examines the homosexual witch-hunt of public servants and military personnel in Canada from the 1950s through the early 1990s. Q & A with members of Egale Canada and The Purge Fund following the screening. Special guests include Michael Phair and MLA Janis Irwin!


Introduction and Greetings at 6:30PM. Film at 7PM.


Canada 2018, 81 min, Dir: Sarah Fodey


This event is supported by The Purge Fund, Egale Canada, MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Edmonton Queer History Project, Fruit Loop, Edmonton Public Library, and Metro Cinema.



October 3, 2022
6:30 pm
Free admission