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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

To See if I'm Smiling (Lir’ot Im Ani Mehayechet)
Slingshot Hip Hop
What Would Jesus Buy?
Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)
Roadsworth: Crossing the line
No More Smoke Signals
War Made Easy
A Jihad for Love & A Girl Named Kai
Territories & The Edge of Hope
Over Land & Familia 068

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. Photo: Emily Gan

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


Cinema Politica Concordia Territorial Acknowledgement (Montreal)

We would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional territory of the Iroquois people, the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples are the original title-holders and stewards of these lands and waters. The CP team believes it is not enough to only acknowledge the keepers of the land. We encourage everyone who attends our screenings to become informed and involved in anti-colonial and Indigenous struggles and resistance. Wherever Indigenous peoples are protecting and reasserting control over their territories today, they are at the frontline of our collective struggle to protect and steward our planet. Thank you.

upcoming screenings

Oct 24
07:00 pm
Janelle Wookey & Jeremie Wookey / CA / 2015 / 49 '
A deeply intimate look at the frightening realities of food insecurity as faced by two of Canada’s most isolated northern First Nation communities.
Oct 31
07:00 pm
Risteard Ó Domhnaill / IE / 2015 / 75 '
A visually stunning, spatially sweeping and politically prescient film that considers the eco-impact of industrial fishing and oil drilling.
Nov 07
07:00 pm
George Amponsah / UK / 2015 / 85 '
THE HARD STOP contextualizes the UK #BlackLivesMatter movement, moving past riot headlines and into the community affected by the police killing of Mark Duggan.
Nov 11
07:00 pm
Guy Davidi / IL / 2016 / 77 '
An intimate account of personal resistance and collective conformity, and the ways in which Israel’s oppression of Palestine is embodied in its citizens.
Nov 12
07:00 pm
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril / CA / 2016 / 85 '
Director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril joins fellow Inuit activists to challenge anti-sealing NGOs while correcting misrepresentations of sealing and Inuit culture.

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