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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

Loose Change Final Cut
For the Bible Tells Me So
My Daughter the Terrorist
33 Days & Sari's Mother
The Art of Resistance & Acting Blind
The Price of Sugar
Keiskamma : a Story of Love
The Water Front & Gimme Green
Made in LA & Aqui comienzan los estados unidos

Cinema Politica Concordia and Montreal staff and volunteers with filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril at the Montreal premiere of TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS and launch of the First Peoples, First Screens program on February 8, 2016.

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 and Scott 'Ferrin' Evans (Assistant Coordinators), Cho-Rock Park (Volunteer Coordinator), Elsa Donovan (Communications Assistant), Ezra Winton (Programmer)
INTERNS 2015-2016
: Fall 2015 - Tatiana Kalantzis and Louise Chauvet; Winter 2016 - Michelle Meiklejohn and Julie Zenderoudi
VOLUNTEERS 2015-2016
: Jane Lakes, Michaela Snoyer, Lily Jabbour, Yahya Nass, Antoine Damiens, Max Fischer, Ana Paula Castillo and Elena Santana Parilla

upcoming screenings

Feb 15
07:00 pm
Zongo, Michel K. / FR / 2014 / 89 '
Textile workers in Burkina Faso examine and resist colonial legacies and globalization in order to create a sustainable local economy.
Feb 22
07:00 pm
Pontecorvo, Gillo / DZ / 1966 / 121 '
An important and notorious film regarding the anti-colonial struggle in 1950s North Africa.
Feb 29
07:00 pm
Silver, Marc / US / 2015 / 98 '
3 1/2 MINUTES chronicles the racialized murder of 17-year old Jordan Davis and the subsequent trial of the white assailant.
Mar 07
07:00 pm
Tremblay, Erica / US / 2014 / 113 '
More than a film about queer sports and roller derby, In the Turn is a moving portrait of a trans child finding a community of acceptance and empowerment.
Mar 14
07:00 pm
Spade, Dean / US / 2015 / 56 '
Queer activists fight against the Israeli pinkwashing propaganda in their community and provide a strategic primer on intersectional social justice activism.

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