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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

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previously screened

Let the Fire Burn
Radioactivists & Women of Fukushima
Maximum Tolerated Dose
Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch-Hunt
Eufrosina's Revolution
Something like a War & India 67
Born this Way
All of Us Guinea Pigs Now
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action

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 2014 - 2015, CCPSA Constitution, Annual Report 2012-2013, Incorporation, Financial Statements 2013.

CCPSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2014: Liz Miller, Svetla Turnin, Shannon Harris, Veronique Allard, Arshad Khan

STAFF 2014-2015: Svetla Turnin (Coordinator), Rachel Prudhomme, Gina Florence & Zachary Goldberg (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

upcoming screenings

Nov 21
07:00 pm
Susan Avingaq & Marie-Hélène Cousineau / CA / 2014 / 76 '
A quiet meditation on the devastation of Inuit suicide, SOL confronts the legacy of colonization and urgently demands justice for Canada's Indigenous Peoples.
Nov 24
07:00 pm
Hernán Vilchez / MX / 2014 / 125 '
The urgent story of the mystical Wixarika People and their struggle against the Mexican government and Canadian mining companies.
Dec 01
07:00 pm
Grant Lahood / NZ / 2012 / 68 '
A doc that explores the fluidity and flux of sex, gender and sexuality, to de-mystify a variety of conditions that used to be broadly called “hermaphroditism”.
Dec 08
07:00 pm
Astrid Schau-Larsen / CA / 2014 / 59 '
An 'ethical' oil company operating in Alberta and their interactions with local native people in Canada.