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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

Cinema Politica Concordia and Montreal staff and volunteers with filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril at the Montreal premiere of TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS and launch of the First Peoples, First Screens program on February 8, 2016. Photo: Emily Gan

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 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 2017 - 2018, CCPSA Constitution, Annual Report, Incorporation, Financial Statements.
OUR TEAM
: Kaia Singh (internal & Volunteer Coordinator), Eléa Regembal (External Coordinator), Aurelia Talvela (Assistant Coordinator), Svetla Turnin (Coordinator), Ezra Winton, Viviane Saglier and Muhammad El Khairy (Programmers)
INTERNS 2018-2019
: Fall 2018 - Éveline Auger; Winter 2019 - Allen Bleich
VOLUNTEERS 
2018-2019 - THANK YOU!: Elizabeth Skene, Erika Kulpina, Hiru Rodrigo, Laurence Wells, Luke Gillis, Lou Neveux, Maggie McCutcheon, Marie-Alizée, Maja Goethel, Mikaela Roberts, Nathan Walsh, Saul Carrera, Sofie

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Cinema Politica Concordia Territorial Acknowledgement

We begin this event by acknowledging that we are gathered on unceded lands of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. The Cinema Politica team believes it is not enough to acknowledge the title-holders of the lands, rather we urge everyone who attends our screenings to become involved in anti-colonial and Indigenous-led struggles and resistance in Tiohtiá:ke, or Montreal, and beyond.

upcoming screenings

Monday
Oct 28
07:00 pm
A rousing, crucial look at New York’s Lesbian Herstory Archives and a deeply personal film bursting with lives lived with politics at the forefront.
Monday
Nov 04
07:00 pm
Jorge Thielen Armand / VE / 2016 / 89 '
Thielen Armand’s gorgeous film is a nuanced exploration of race and class that is remarkable for its keen sense of place and character.
Monday
Nov 11
07:00 pm
Manuel III Mesina & Banuk Amante / PH / 2018 / 90 '
An explosive critical-creative exploration of pop culture, violent spectacle and fascist politics in the Philippines.
Friday
Nov 15
07:00 pm
Michel K. Zongo / BF / 2019 / 80 '
Creatively acrobatic and politically profound this gem underscores the blatant lies and greed that multinational gold companies extol in the small town of Kalsaka
Monday
Nov 18
07:00 pm
Ariella Pahlke, Teresa MacInnes & Nance Ackerman / CA / 2019 / 78 '
Attending to the challenges of women’s life during and after incarceration, this poignant & hopeful doc imagines alternatives to the carceral system through arts.
 

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