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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 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.
OUR TEAM
: Quinn Thibault (Coordinator), 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
: TBA

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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
Sep 24
06:00 pm
Anand Patwardhan / IN / 2018 / 261 '
An epic of critique and courage made at great risk, REASON portrays democratic India's slide towards caste/religious hegemony and unchecked state violence.
Monday
Oct 01
07:00 pm
Imre Azem / TR / 2017 / 52 '
This urgent film follows Erdogan's ascendance to power and Turkish activists' formidable groundwork to regain freedom for the academic press and minorities.
Monday
Oct 15
07:00 pm
Dáša Raimanova & Zofia Brom / PL / 2018 / 71 '
Three women from minority groups in Poland critically explore what it’s like to be Black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the increasingly hostile environment of Europe.
Monday
Oct 22
07:00 pm
Conor McNally / CA / 2017 / 40 '
Drawing on the tradition of oral storytelling, ôtênaw is a philosophical and creative treatment of land rights, territory, history and culture.
Monday
Oct 29
07:00 pm
Yusuf Zine / CA / 2018 / 90 '
Fourteen refugee youth re-enact the horrors of the ongoing Burmese genocide of Rohingya Muslims in this politically arresting film abouth resilience & community.
 

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