On Saturday, rebels took to the Toronto International Film Festival to make Torontonians and movie enthusiasts alike aware of the Climate Crisis. Meeting in Simcoe park, party-goers were treated to beautiful artistic acts, from poetry and singing to live painting and the legendary Raging Grannies.
Rebels also took the red carpet, interrupting during A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood to ask Tom Hanks to use his platform to speak out about the climate crisis. Despite angry calls to “go home” from others at the carpet, rebels did get the attention and acknowledgement of the actor.
A beautiful afternoon, filled with song, laughter, and thought-provoking art, the effectiveness of art and peaceful (but loud!) disruption continues to be showcased. We hope Mr. Hanks takes our message to heart, and decides to be a good neighbor and spread the urgency of our mission.
Photos courtesy of Prashant Tripathi, Jessie, and Sean.