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previously screened

Eufrosina's Revolution
Something like a War & India 67
Born this Way
Bhopali
All of Us Guinea Pigs Now
Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
Bidder 70
Edible City & Crackdown!
Pax Americana: The Weaponization of Space

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

Monday
Nov 03
07:00 pm
Diana Whitten / US / 2014 / 88 '
Brave activists sail across the world to provide safe abortions for women with no access to them, and to exchange expertise with local reproductive rights groups.
Monday
Nov 10
07:00 pm
Göran Hugo Olsson / SE / 2014 / 85 '
A powerful, retrospective exploration of African liberation struggles via Frantz Fanon's text The Wretched of the Earth.
Friday
Nov 14
07:00 pm
Amar Wala / CA / 2014 / 84 '
Five years in the making, this gripping doc is a sensitive and intelligent examination of Canada's unjust security certificates and the people affected by them.
Monday
Nov 17
07:00 pm
Ahmed Nour / EG / 2013 / 71 '
A deeply personal film that reflects on revolution in Egypt as the lens lyrically moves among rich, captivating images, which are framed by thoughtful narration.
Friday
Nov 21
07:00 pm
Sol
Susan Avingaq & Marie-Hélène Cousineau / CA / 2014 / 76 '
A quiet meditation on the devastation of Inuit suicide, SOL manages to confront the legacy of colonization and demands justice for Canada's Indigenous peoples.