Cinema Politica is a media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. Cinema Politica's biggest and longest running local was founded at Concordia University, Montreal in 2004 and ever since it attracts between 300 and 600 people to its weekly screenings. Each semester programming is focused around themes that touch on social justice, environmental and cultural identity issues, and all screenings aim to bridge political independent filmmaking, local activism and civic education and engagement. Cinema Poltica Concordia is administered by the Concordia Cinema Politica Student Association (CCPSA) which is a legally incorporated non-profit fee-levy group funded by undergraduate and graduate students at Concordia.
All our screenings occur during the Fall and Winter semesters and during the 2013-2014 school year they will take place on Mondays @ 7:00 pm in the D.B. Clarke Theatre (NEW LOCATION!!), at 1455 de Maisonneuve W. with a few exceptions. All screenings are BY DONATION and open to the public, and are followed by discussions or Q&As with filmmakers and/or local organizers.
If you want to GET INVOLVED or simply learn more about what we do and how we do it, please concordia [at] cinemapolitica [dot] org (email us) or come to our screenings and talk to the organizers.
You can WATCH the trailers for our upcoming screenings, interviews with filmmakers and activists, and footage from our events and post-screening discussions here.
You can LOAN or STREAM previously screened Cinema Political films through the Concordia Library collection called Cinema Politica Selections.
CCPSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2013-2014: Liz Miller, Svetla Turnin, Shannon Harris, Veronique Allard, Arshad Khan
STAFF 2013-2014: Svetla Turnin (Coordinator), Rachel Prudhomme & Lorenzo Signoretti (Assistant Coordinators), Ezra Winton (Programmer)
INTERNS 2013-2014: Summer 2013 - Pierre-Luc Jeunet; Fall 2013 - Florence Pelletier, Alexandra Beauchemin and William Stafford-Coyte; Winter 2014 - Sarah Moghadas, Lilian Schmetterling and Adam Abbouaccar
VOLUNTEERS 2013-2014: Diandra Soares, Shui Kay Ma, Marina Serrao, Sydney Hall, Mamoun Bennani, Elsa Donovan, Lala Oyegun, Manolo Arciniegas, Ana Castillo Mendez, Alexxa Walker, Keli Chiu and Babak Sabooniha