Shut Him Down: The Rise of Jordan Peterson
Friday, 24 May 2019 at 1:05 PM – BMO Sports Lounge
Lauded as the most influential thinker of the Western world, psychology professor Jordan Peterson has become a polarizing paradox. After sparking both outrage and support for his stand against Canadian human rights legislation in late 2016, Peterson quickly transformed into a famous public intellectual and internationally best-selling author. SHUT HIM DOWN offers an intimate look into the controversy that started over alternate gender pronouns and left us with two stories about Peterson: Is he a heroic cultural warrior who pushes boundaries and transforms people’s lives for the better? Or is he a bigoted peddler of regressive ideas that cause harm?
Documentary Social/Political, Emerging Filmmaker
Premiered on CBC Docs POV on November 2, 2018
Patricia Marcoccia, Paul Kemp, Maziar Ghaderi
Holding Space Films