Red Women Rising
Documentary Short Film
The film explores the Gassy Jack statue in Gastown and it’s representation and commemoration of colonization and ongoing violence against Indigenous women and girls.
The campaign received outstanding media coverage and shares through social media
Two resources to get rid of #GassyJack Indigenous activists raise awareness of Vancouver founder Gassy Jack's lesser-known history @TuyTanat #AudreySiegl https://t.co/NUUSTgsWoZ— Irwin Oostindie (@Dutchphoto) June 11, 2020
Red Women Rising: Gassy Jack Statue @ButterfliesBIS @EndingViolencehttps://t.co/JnP4sQmdSY #vanpoli https://t.co/r5gbKdilzm
Why these statue protests are important: I had no idea why anyone would want to vandalize the “Gassy Jack" statue in Gastown, here in Vancouver. I thought he was just a colourful historic figure.— Matt K Ward (@mattkward) June 16, 2020
Turns out he forcibly married, and undoubtedly raped, a 12 year old indigenous girl pic.twitter.com/phvqLS7O2L