BCCLA Film Festival adds ‘Operation Gamescan 76’
A surprise addition has been made to the lineup for the B.C. Civil Liberties Association’s Film Festival this Wednesday, November 18. Operation Gamescan ’76—a National Film Board documentary exploring the massive security buildup before the 1976 Olympic Games in Montréal—will be screened at the end of the evening at no additional cost.
This film describes the largest peacetime operation of the Canadian Forces. Sixteen thousand troops were involved in the organizational, logistic and security support program especially created for the XXI Olympiad held in 1976 in Montréal. They provided protection for 7500 athletes, countless VIPs and the general public on 138 sites located in Montréal, Bromont and Kingston, Ontario.
The film was dug from the depths of the National Film Board archives at the request of the BCCLA, so this is your first chance in decades to get a look at the planning and structure of the Montréal security apparatus.
Here are a few teaser images from the film:
See you there!