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Recent Concordia Q&As Now Online

concordia on Friday, November 08, 2013

The Fall 2013 Season of CP Concordia has been chock-a-block full of fantastic artist and activist-led post-screening discussions. Check 'em out!
On February 5th, 2013 Cinema Politica @ The Bloor screened the fabulous new documentary from the NFB and by Karen Cho (pictured in image second up from bottom of the strip) called STATUS QUO? THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FEMINISM IN CANADA. The film documents the history of feminism and the (multiple) women's movements in Canada over the last several decades. Cho spent years researching and filming and it pays off: SATUS QUO is a powerful education on a topic too often ignored or subjugated by mainstream and corporate media. Cho's incredible use of archives and her choice in compelling interview subjects, combined with a fantastic soundscape, excellent editing and top-notch cinematography make for a documentary not to be missed.
FROM 07-03-2010 PRESS RELEASE On the eve of the 100 anniversary of International Women's Day, the Stockholm University administration aims at censoring one of the day's celebration events. STOCKHOLM, 07-03-2010 - On March 6 Stockholm University's administration destroyed our marketing materials and cancelled our room booking for the screening of Live Nude Girls Unite! Apparently, the action was taken in response to complaints from students, faculty and support staff. Cinema Politica Stockholm and the Stockholm University Student Union were not consulted prior to this action. This screening, in celebration of the 2010 International Women's Day, is intended to foster debate around the issues of women's empowerment and sexworker’s rights. Our screening of the film—an important and entertaining documentary about the first exotic dancer's union in the United States—and following discussion, as clearly stated in Cinema Politica’s charter is to present alternative perspectives regarding pressing social, political and cultural issues. We feel strongly that Live Nude Girls Unite will help us continue this tradition. We are disturbed and appalled by this action, as it represents an inexcusable abuse of power, censorship and flagrant disregard of free speech by Stockholm University’s administration. Cinema Politica refuses to take this action lightly. We are forced to take action to continue our efforts to foster free and open debate.