Using archival materials, 206 Carlton is a short documentary film that brings together a story of racism and resistance in the city of Toronto, through focusing on one address, one house. At the centre of this story is Ernst Zundel, a former resident of 206 Carlton Street, and internationally infamous Holocaust denier. From this downtown Victorian townhouse, he spread hate materials that found their way into the hands of hateful groups around the world.
Please join us for a screening of 206 Carlton followed by a panel discussion moderated by Saira Chhibber between Sylvia Nowak, Lyndall Musselman, and Elisa Hategan.
Saira Chhibber is a PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. She holds an honours BA and an MA in Cinema Studies, both from the University of Toronto. Saira has been involved in anti-racist organizing and community media in Toronto since high school. In the early 1990s she was involved with the ARA, participating in a number of anti-fascist demonstrations. During the late 1990s and early 2000s Saira ran the Toronto Hardcore Hotline, a free phone line promoting punk and hardcore shows and community events. Saira continues to pursue her interests in social justice, media and activism through her academic research and volunteer work.
Lyndall Musselman has spent most of her life either being a student or supporting students through working at students' unions. She has two undergraduate degrees, a BA with honours in Contemporary Studies and History from the University of King's College and Dalhousie University, as well a BFA in Interdisciplinary Media from NSCAD University in Halifax. In 2009 she graduated from the MFA in Documentary Media program at Ryerson. She's currently the Student Rights Coordinator for the Continuing Education Students' Association at Ryerson (CESAR). Besides student advocacy, Lyndall cares very much about social justice, equity, art, music and union activism.
Elisa Hategan is a writer, speaker, educator on far-right extremism and Executive Director of the Changemaker Project. She serves as Regional Coordinator for Central Canada and the US at Against Violent Extremism (AVE), a global network of former extremists of all ideological backgrounds and survivors of violence who educate against radicalization and empower others to leave hate groups.
Recruited as a teenager to become the poster girl of the white supremacist Heritage Front and groomed to be a neo-Nazi leader by Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel, Elisa’s court testimony against Heritage Front leaders contributed to the collapse of the group. She is the author of the bestselling 2014 memoir Race Traitor: The True Story of Canadian Intelligence's Greatest Cover-up. After discovering her family's Jewish roots, she converted to Judaism. She has been interviewed by all major Canadian television networks, CBC, BBC, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Newsweek Magazine, Huffington Post, Globe & Mail, Macleans, Ottawa Citizen and Canadian Jewish News. She has been a speaker for community groups, Jewish organizations, high schools and universities across North America.