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cinema politica Concordia

established September 2003

previously screened

Ada for Mayor (Alcaldessa)
Velvet Revolution & Forecasting Change
Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution & The Troublemakers
Taste of Cement
Nowhere to Hide
Birth of a Family
Stella Polaris Ulloriarsuaq
Retrieving Paradise (Recuperando el Paraíso)
Whose Streets?

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 concordia [at] cinemapolitica [dot] org (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.
: Paola Martinez and Quinn Thibault (Coordinators), Kaia Singh (Volunteer Coordinator), Oliver Skinner (Communications Assistant), Svetla Turnin (Coordinator), Ezra Winton (Programmer)
INTERNS 2017-2018
: Fall 2017 - Negar Nakhai, Joyce Joumaa, Eli-Bell Wood; Winter 2018 - TBA
VOLUNTEERS 2017-2018


Cinema Politica Concordia Territorial Acknowledgement (Montreal)

We would like to acknowledge that we gather on the traditional territory of the Iroquois people, the Haudenosaunee. Indigenous peoples are the original title-holders and stewards of these lands and waters. The CP team believes it is not enough to only acknowledge the keepers of the land. We encourage everyone who attends our screenings to become informed and involved in anti-colonial and Indigenous struggles and resistance. Wherever Indigenous peoples are protecting and reasserting control over their territories today, they are at the frontline of our collective struggle to protect and steward our planet. Thank you.

upcoming screenings

Jan 29
07:00 pm
A heartfelt treatment of how two First Nations women in New York State connect to their culture through a multi-year "coming of age" ceremony.
Jan 30
03:00 pm
John Little & Kenn Little / US / 2017 / 70 '
A film that challenges the R*dskins and explores the history of Native American based mascots while highlighting Indigenous perspectives on the issues.
Feb 05
07:00 pm
Lynn Zhang & Heather White / CN / 2017 / 89 '
A structurally damning and captivating exposé of China’s electronics industry, where teenaged laborers suffer chemical poisoning while making Apple gadgets.
Feb 12
07:00 pm
David Goldberg / CA / 2017 / 39 '
An inside look at Indigenous leadership and white allyship in respect to confronting the fossil fuel industry, as well as the role of law enforcement
Feb 15
07:00 pm
Cecilia Aldarondo / PR / 2016 / 72 '
Twenty-five years after Miguel died of AIDS, his niece tracks down his estranged lover and cracks open a Pandora’s box of unresolved family drama.

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