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CP Distribution

A non-profit, alternative exhibition network with 16 years of experience in disseminating hard-hitting independent political documentary films, Cinema Politica has expanded its reach into distribution of politically powerful, artistically unique and uncompromising documentary films. 

Our distribution efforts are squarely concerned with impact, activation and engagement, and social change on a local and global scale, and as such we represent and circulate outstanding political titles across a diverse and wide spectrum of platforms and venues that have the potential to move bums out of seats and into the streets.

We fight for and with filmmakers who are committed to social justice and the arts, and strive to deliver important, cutting-edge works to screens small and large: schools and universities, remote communities, libraries, festivals, broadcast and online platforms, alternative screening venues and everything in-between. Our mandate is to diversify the screening experience and showcase stories and perspectives from the margins while providing exposure and securing returns for our filmmakers, as well as to sustain audience engagement beyond the viewing experience.

If you are interested in enquiring about distribution for your film with us, please contact distribution AT cinemapolitica DOT org.



Another Word For Learning By Jadis DumasFINDING SALLY tells the incredible story of a 23-year-old woman from an upper class family who became a communist rebel with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. Four decades after Sally's disappearance, Tamara Dawit pieces together the mysterious life of her aunt Sally.To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

Another Word For Learning By Jadis DumasOUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and over a four-decade span rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community.To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

Another Word For Learning By Jadis DumasMĀORI-MADE COLLECTION consists of 6 exceptional films from New Zealand never before distributed in Canada. Below you can read about the collection, learn about the films and importantly—book films from this important, exclusive collection for a screening in your community or at your festival/institution today! To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

Another Word For Learning By Jadis DumasANOTHER WORD FOR LEARNING is a unique documentary about the freedom to choose one's own education, even if this means leaving the school system altogether, Following a mother and daughter's intimate journey of (re)discovering their connection to their culture. To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

Illusions of Control by Shannon WalshILLUSIONS OF CONTROL is a riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster. The film unfolds in environments irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them. As five women confront unbearable crises, each story reveals surprising ways to live on. To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

Illusions of Control by Shannon WalshFIRST DAUGHTER AND THE BLACK SNAKE is a politically powerful, intimate portrait that offers a window into the life and work of Winona LaDuke, a fierce Indigenous activist, economist, writer, and agriculturalist. The film follows Winona as she fights to block an Enbridge pipeline threatening sacred wild rice watersheds and her tribe's land. To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

Oncle Bernard: A Counter-Lesson in Economics by Richard BrouilletteUNCLE BERNARD: A COUNTER-LESSON IN ECONOMICS provides a fascinating look into the courageous, original ideas of economist Bernard Maris, a.k.a. "Uncle Bernard". Frank and unvarnished, this is a true "counter lesson in economics" in which the director gives centre stage to Maris' vibrant, incisive, and mischievous words of dissent. To learn more and book the film, follow this link.

The Documentary Futurism Program - 15 cutting-edge short filmsDOCUMENTARY FUTURISM seeks to usher in a new kind of filmmaking that brings actuality into conversation with speculation, and realism with the imaginary. Taking inspiration from Afro-futurism, Indigenous futurism, speculative fiction and non-fiction, these 15 films inaugurate a new genre while deploying filmmaking approaches and contexts associated with documentary in order to imagine, speculate and represent future worlds. To learn more about the programme and to book the films, follow this link.

GIFT - by Robin McKennaGIFT is the first feature documentary by filmmaker Robin McKenna. Inspired by Lewis Hyde’s beloved classic The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern WorldGIFT is an intimate exploration of real-life gift economies  interweaving character‐driven stories from around the world. GIFT is a tribute to something that can’t be measured or counted, bought or sold. Exploring the parallels between artists’ work and a gift economy, it is a reflection on the creative process, the reasons we “labour in service of our gifts”, and a celebration of the imagination. To learn more about this film and to book a screening, follow this link.

3000 NIGHTS - by Mai Masri3000 NIGHTS is the first feature drama by filmmaker Mai Masri. Inspired by a true story and shot in a real prison, 3000 Nights is a deeply human exploration of the Israeli occupation of Palestine through a young mother’s journey of hope, resilience and survival against all odds. Accused of helping a teenage boy on the run, Layal, a newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher, finds herself incarcerated in a top security prison for Palestinian and Israeli women. After she discovers that she is pregnant, she gives birth to her child in chains. To learn more about this film and to book a screening, follow this link.

MODIFIED - by Aube GirouxMODIFIED is the first feature documentary by filmmaker Aube Giroux. This documentary-memoir questions why genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not labeled on food products in the United States and Canada, despite being labeled in 64 countries around the world. The mother-daughter investigative journey debunks the myth that GMOs are needed to feed the world, making a strong case for a more transparent and sustainable food system. To learn more about this film and to book a screening, follow this link.

FOOD COOP - by Tom BoothFOOD COOP is the first feature documentary by Paris-based filmmaker Tom Boothe. The film takes us deep into the belly of the Park Slope Food Coop, one of America’s oldest cooperative food supermarket, with a healthy dose of insight and wit. Inspiring as much hatred as enthusiasm, this coop founded in 1973 is probably the best implemented socialist experience in the United States. To learn more about this inspiring film and to book a screening, follow this link.

MIGRANT DREAMS is a powerful feature documentary that exposes the under-told story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), where foreign workers are treated as modern-day indentured labourers. The film follows the fight of a group of Indonesian women working in Leamington, ON. To learn more and to book MIGRANT DREAMS, follow this link.

A SYRIAN LOVE STORY is the award-winning documentary the Guardian called "a microcosm of a global crisis" by UK-based filmmaker Sean McAllister. Filmed over 5 years, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other. To learn more about this remarkable film and to book a screening, follow this link.

TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS is a personal and political documentary from Inuit  filmmaker Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, whose latest film ANGRY INUK has won numerous awards. Arnaquq-Baril, together with friend and activist Aaju Peter, explores the meaning behind the ancient tradition of Inuit face tattoos, previously forbidden for a century. They embark on an adventure through Arctic communities, connecting this lost form of cultural expression with impacts of colonization. To learn more and to book TUNNIIT, follow this link.  


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