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fredericton 13/09/2015 - 08:43PM

CInema Politica Fredericton's Fall Line-up Annouced!

Cinema Politica Fall 2015 Lineup

Sept. 18- STATUS QUO : THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FEMINISM IN CANADA
Karen Cho / Canada / 2012 / 87 ' / English
A sweeping, invigorating and disconcerting doc on the state of feminism, the herstory of the women's movement, & the status of women in Canada.
Trailer : http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/status-quo-unfinished-business-femini...
Co-sponsors : NB World March of Women 2015 Organizing Committee (WMW Oct. 17th- stay tuned!)

Sept. 25- NO FILM, Take Back the Night March & Event, 8pm, City Hall Fredericton, all welcome.

Oct. 2- REVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE: A STORY OF THE FIRST GARIFUNA HOSPITAL
Beth Geglia & Jesse Freeston / Canada / 2014 / 40 ' / Spanish / S.T. English
Could a remote hospital that runs on solar panels, in a community without paved roads or electricity, provide a global model for health care? Since arriving in Honduras in 1797, the Garifuna people have struggled against exclusion, discrimination and dispossession of their land. Today, their first hospital provides holistic care, for free, without receiving a cent from the government. This is a story of how and why they do it.
Trailer: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/revolutionary-medicine-story-first-ga...
Co-sponsors : UNB Dept. of Culture & Language Studies

Oct. 9- NO FILM, Thanksgiving Weekend

Oct. 16 – DOUBLE BILL : TRACING BLOOD & WE WERE CHILDREN
Local Filmmaker Lisa Jeaudoin will join us to present her short film, Tracing Blood (2014, 5 min.). Our feature film will be We Were Children (Tim Wolochatiuk, 2012, 88 min.). The profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system is conveyed through the eyes of 2 children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. They were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. This film gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
Trailer (We Were Children) : http://www.nfb.ca/film/we_were_children/trailer/we_were_children_trailer/
Co-sponsors : Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network

Oct. 23 - NO LAND, NO FOOD, NO LIFE
Amy Miller / Canada / 2013 / 75 ' / Anglais - Français / S.T. Anglais - Français
Explores sustainable small-scale agriculture and the urgent call for an end to corporate global land grabs.
Trailer : http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/no-land-no-food-no-life
Co-sponsors : National Farmers Union in NB
Guest : Amanda Wildeman, Executive Director, NFUNB

Oct. 30 - THE HAND THAT FEEDS
Robin Blotnich & Rachel Lears/ US/ 2014/ 85 min./ ENGL. & SPAN
*Special Screening* Undocumented immigrant workers face sub-legal wages, dangerous machinery, and abusive managers who will fire them for calling in sick. In 2012, they fought back and won.
Trailer : http://thehandthatfeedsfilm.com/
Co-sponsors : New Brunswick Federation of Labour

Nov. 6 – A TRANSVESTITE NAMED "GUILDA"/ GUILDA : ELLE EST BIEN DANS MA PEAU
Julien Cadieux / 2014 / Canada / 52 min / French w English S.T.
The story of Guilda, the timeless beauty of the golden age of Montreal cabaret culture, and of Jean Guilda, originally from France, who « lent her » his body and life. A fascinating character living in two worlds.
Trailer (French only): https://vimeo.com/111450881
Co-sponsors : Silver Wave Film Festival & NB Film Coop
Guest : Filmmaker Julien Cadieux

Nov. 13 - LIVE NUDE GIRLS UNITE!
Vicky Funari & Julia Query / US / 2000 / 75 ' / English
A funny and moving doc about the 1996-97 effort of the dancers and support staff at a San Francisco peep show to unionize. Angered by arbitrary and race-based wage policies, customers' surreptitious videotaping, and no paid sick days or holidays, the dancers get help from the Service Employees International local and enter protracted bargaining with a union-busting law firm hired by management.
Trailer : http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/live-nude-girls-unite
Co-sponsors : Reproductive Justice New Brunswick
Guest Facilitator: Josephine Savarese, STU Criminology & Criminal Justice

Nov. 20 - EUROFSINA'S REVOLUTION
Luciana Kaplan / Mexico / 2013 / 90 ' / Spanish / S.T. English
The film doggedly follows Eufrosina over the years as she attacks gender inequality and the lack of women’s voting rights in her community, while being harassed by local government every step of the way. She is completely devoted to improving the lives of her people, but as she ascends the ranks of political power, can she still effectuate change from an ivory tower? This film is an eye-opening look at a new breed of politician, one who questions whether power is a problem or a privilege.
Trailer : http://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/eufrosinas-revolution
Co-sponsors : Gender & Women’s Studies at UNB

Nov. 27 - WHAT'S UP DOC : STUDENT SHORT FILM COLLECTION
Since 2009, more than 60 participatory films have premiered at the annual What's up Doc? film festivals in Fredericton, NB. All of the films have been written, directed and produced by students and all provide social commentary on a range of social issues. Curated my Dr. Matt Rogers (Acadia Univ.), this year’s beautiful selection of short films made by NB teens features a variety of themes around social justice and human rights.
Co-sponsors : Frictive Films (local production company)
Guest : Dr. Matt Rogers (Acadia University), Amy Bourgaize (FHS) & student filmmakers

Dec. 4 – PROJECT POWER
Jon Mann / Canada / 2014 / 102’ / English
A group of everyday citizens take on the provincial government of New Brunswick over a historical attempt to privatize the publicly owned crown corporation, New Brunswick Power.
Trailer : https://youtu.be/EfvsN11q0u0
Co-sponsors : Council of Canadians, Fredericton Chapter
Guest : Filmmaker Jon Mann (to be confirmed)

Cinema Politica Fredericton is a local, volunteer-run non-profit organization screening films on social justice, human rights, the environment and related issues. Films are free (donations welcome) and open to the public. Discussion (optional) follows the films, often with guest speakers, filmmakers and a moderator. Films are screened at Conserver House, 180 St. John St., Fredericton, NB at 7pm.

For more information, like the Cinema Politica Fredericton page on Facebook, go to http://www.cinemapolitica.org or contact : fredericton [at] cinemapolitica [dot] org

 

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