Quebec members of the Writer's Guild of Canada joined today with members of SARTEC, the Société des Auteurs de Télévision et Cinéma, our sister organization, in solidarity with the Writer's Guild strike.
Chants we had aplenty, because who knows how to hold a manifestation
like the Québecois, unless it's their ancestors the French. "Pas d'auteurs, pas d'histoires! Pas d'auteurs, pas d'ciné! Pas d'auteurs, pas d'télé!" And "So-so-so-solidarité!" We had come prepared with some English cheers too, but in keeping with Law 101, they had to be half as loud, and half as clever.
Mon amie Martine has some video
on her blog.
I had a great time, there were lots of reporters there from print, radio and TV, one of whom interviewed me in French -- I hope I wasn't too incoherent...
And then we went to dim sum. All in all, a lovely morning in the crisp, cold Montreal air.
And the best part of it? We got to go back to our paid gigs
in the afternoon.
Labels: guild, strike, WGC