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concordia 02/04/2014 - 05:00AM

CP Book Launch and John Greyson Talk

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To mark the occasion of "screening truth to power" for ten long years, CP has produced and published a feisty and thoughtful 210-page book that explores the intersection of documentary and activism.

With over twenty contributors from our three favourite spheres—art, activism and academia—our reader has something for everyone. Filled with essays, filmmaker reflections and impressions, favourite film lists and designed by the incredibly talented Kevin Lo, Screening Truth to Power: A Reader on Documentary Activism is a gem that belongs in your hands and on your shelves.

On Wednesday, April 9th at 7PM we've organized a special event to launch the book and to also give folks the opportunity to hear filmmaker, activist and educator John Greyson speak. His talk, entitled "How to Make Glue from Macaroni," will touch on his recent documentary projects, his experience in Egypt (where he and Tarek Loubani, who are featured in the video above, were held in a Cairo prison for nearly two months), and his in-development theory and practice called "the documentary hippocratic oath."

The event will take place on the 11th floor of Concordia University's EV building (1515 St. Catherine W.) and space is limited, so please RSVP to rsvp AT cinemapolitica DOT org.

So bring a bit of cash to pick up our new book, as well as curiosity, a critical mind and a ready sense of humour for what promises to be an intriguing and provocative evening.

Can't make it? You can buy a cop of the book here.


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