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 during the 2013-2014 school year they will take place on Mondays @ 7:00 pm in the D.B. Clarke Theatre (NEW LOCATION!!), 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 email us or come to our screenings and talk to the organizers.
CCPSA BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 2012-2013: Liz Miller, Svetla Turnin, Shannon Harris, Veronique Allard, Arshad Khan
OTHER POSITIONS: Svetla Turnin (Coordinator), Rachel Prudhomme, Raquel Sancinetti & Lorenzo Signoretti (Assistant Coordinators), Ezra Winton (Programmer)