What is Democracy?

  • Friday | 2:10 PM | Core Centre
  • Saturday | 3:40 PM | Bridge Street United Church
  • Social Justice, History, Canadian
  • CAN, 2018
  • 107 min


Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athen’s experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy to the mounting refugee crisis in the USA. Featuring a diverse cast – including activists, factory workers, asylum seekers and former prime ministers, this doc will provoke and inspire.


Astra Taylor


Council of Canadians