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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

This Changes Everything
After the Last River
The Hand That Feeds
Til The Cows Come Home & DEMUR
Regarding Susan Sontag
Breaking the Frame
Children 404
The Yes Men Are Revolting

Cinema Politica Concordia organizers and volunteers with filmmaker Martha Stiegman, Algonquin activists from Barrier Lake, and solidarity activists from Barrier Lake Solidarity Network after the Canadian premiere of HONOUR YOUR WORD on February 10, 2014.

about cinema politica Concordia

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 take place on Mondays @ 7:00 pm in Room H110, 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.
To access the following, click on each item: Fee Levy Opt-Out Policy 2015 - 2016, CCPSA Constitution, Annual Report, Incorporation, Financial Statements.
: Svetla Turnin and Diana Tapia Munguía (Coordinators), Paola Martinez, Zachary Goldberg and Scott 'Ferrin' Evans (Assistant Coordinators), Elsa Donovan (Communications Assistant), Ezra Winton (Programmer)
INTERNS 2015-2016
: Fall 2015 - Tatiana Kalantzis and Louise Chauvet
VOLUNTEERS 2015-2016

upcoming screenings

Oct 09
07:00 pm
Shum, Mina / CA / 2015 / 81 '
A chronicle of a troubled chapter in Concordia University’s history where black students occupy the Hall building to protest institutionalized racism.
Oct 19
07:00 pm
Fiege, John / US / 2014 / 95 '
An inspired story of how direct action activists take to the tree-tops and work with land owners to fight against the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Oct 26
07:00 pm
Wilms, Marco / DE / 2013 / 87 '
Graffiti, rap, street art and electro pop provide an enthralling, evocative and multi-layered mise-en-scène to the Egyptian revolution.
Nov 02
07:00 pm
Lee, Iara / EH / 2015 / 59 '
An exploration of the Saharawi struggle for independence and freedom in Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa.
Nov 09
07:00 pm
Lyric R. Cabral & David Felix Sutcliffe / US / 2014 / 93 '
A tale fit for a spy novel, this dramatic doc follows an FBI agent as he carries out dubious government orders in America’s domestic War on Terror.

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