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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

Fractured Land
Pinkwashing Exposed: Seattle Fights Back & 20 Handshakes for Peace
In the Turn
3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets & Black Men Loving
The Battle of Algiers
The Siren of Faso Fani
A Syrian Love Story
Banking Nature

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

Feb 27
07:00 pm
Kim Webby / NZ / 2015 / 82 '
An arresting portrait of Tūhoe activist Tame Iti and other Māori activists accused of terrorism in New Zealand.
Mar 06
07:00 pm
Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle / US / 2016 / 72 '
A radical bicycle brigade of womxn of colour ride the streets of their neighbourhoods to fight patriarchy and organize alternative social structures.
Mar 13
07:00 pm
Mohamed Jabaly / NO / 2016 / 80 '
A perilous journey through Gaza with an ambulance crew attending to injured Palestinians while barely escaping death themselves.
Mar 20
07:00 pm
David Lavallée / CA / 2016 / 90 '
This commanding exposé uncovers how the harvest of ‘extreme fuel’ amounts to human and ecological devastation in the name of status quo extraction & consumption.
Mar 27
07:00 pm
Kirsten Johnson / US / 2016 / 102 '
Kirsten Johnson has lensed politically provocative documentaries for 25 years. In this unforgettable film, she shares the moments that made their deepest marks.

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