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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action
Heart of Sky, Heart of Earth
Bidder 70
Edible City & Crackdown!
Pax Americana: The Weaponization of Space
Scarlet Road
Land in Revolt: Impure Gold
Black Block
Last Call at the Oasis
Roadmap to Apartheid

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.

STAFF 2014-2015: Svetla Turnin (Coordinator), Diana Tapia Munguía & Zachary Goldberg (Assistant Coordinators), Elsa Donovan (Communications Assistant), Ezra Winton (Programmer)

INTERNS 2014-2015: Winter 2015 - Greg Pistol, Lea Marinova

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

Mar 09
07:00 pm
Zin, Hernán / ES / 2014 / 65 '
A poetic, visually stunning tribute to the children who work, play, dream and survive in the world's largest open air prison.
Mar 14
02:00 pm
Garrett, Rebecca / CA / 2014 / 96 '
An unflinching documentary immersion into the world of police and security guard violence against people who are poor, homeless, and racialized in Toronto.
Mar 16
07:00 pm
Laura Nix & The Yes Men / US / 2014 / 90 '
This doc follows the activist-prankster duo as they pull the rug out from under corporations, governments and a complacent media in a series of outrageous stunts.
Mar 23
07:00 pm
Askold Kurov & Pavel Loparev / RU / 2014 / 70 '
Produced in secret and on a shoestring budget, this disquieting doc exposes the plight and champions the fight of LGBTQ youth in Putin's Russia.
Mar 28
03:00 pm
Nitoslawska, Marielle / CA / 2012 / 100 '
A portrait of painter, filmmaker, poet and performance artist Carolee Schneemann who challenges assumptions of feminism, gender, sexuality, and identity