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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

VoiceOver: Riots Reframed
Paris is Burning
Free Pussy Riot! The Movie
Rafea: Solar Mama & Durga
Arctic Defenders
Let the Fire Burn
Radioactivists & Women of Fukushima
Maximum Tolerated Dose
Ruins: Chronicle of an HIV Witch-Hunt

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 2013-2014, 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), Diana Tapia & Zachary Goldberg (Assistant Coordinators), Elsa Donovan (Communications Assistant), Ezra Winton (Programmer)

INTERNS 2014-2015: Winter 2015 - Greg Pistol

VOLUNTEERS 2014-2015: Marina Serrao, Mamoun Bennani, Elsa Donovan, Lala Oyegun, Ana Castillo Mendez, Alexxa Walker, Tram Nghiem, Maggie Mills, Cho-Rock Park, Saed Alrabaee, Maria Casale, Lily Polowin, Paria Shirani, Vineet Singh, Geneviève Boiteau and Danilo Bulatovic. 

upcoming screenings

Feb 02
07:00 pm
Dorosh-walther, Blair / US / 2014 / 75 '
This doc looks at the case of four black lesbians who were unfairly convicted of assault in a case of self-defense against a violent homophobic attacker.
Feb 09
07:00 pm
Directors, Multiple / UA / 2014 / 60 '
This assemblage of artistic shorts captures the powder-keg of issues, tensions and tactics at the core of the 2013 civil unrest in Ukraine.
Feb 16
07:00 pm
Cohen, Ari A. / CA / 2014 / 70 '
Food issues around health, the environment, access and empowerment are at the heart of this exceptional farm doc.
Feb 23
07:00 pm
Champagne, Dominic / CA / 2014 / 81 '
This doc captures the tensions and contradictions inherent at every ground zero of environmental exploitation.
Mar 02
07:00 pm
Dransfeld, Rosie / CA / 2014 / 58 '
First Nations Chris Hoard has spent half of his life behind bars. But now, the charismatic and streetwise ex-convict wants to ‘do the right thing’, as they say.