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Cinema Politica Versions

Launched in 2012, Cinema Politica has teamed up with professional translators and language students to offer French and English versions of single-language films and videos, facilitating greater exposure of and access to art works made in one of Canada's two official languages.


In our effort to bridge the "two solitudes" divide, at least in select documentary film and video, CP each year works with translators to create English subtitled versions of French works and French subtitled versions of English works.

In this way we hope to expand the audiences for these important works as well as allow non-billingual audiences a chance to experience film and video made otherwise inaccessible because of language constraints.


We recently completed subtitles for PORTRAIT OF RESISTANCE: THE ART AND ACTIVISM OF CAROLE CONDÉ AND KARL BEVERIDGE by Roz Owen and Jim Miller, RED SQUARE ON A BLACK BOARD by Santiago Bertolino and Hugo Samson, RETURN TO HOMS by Talal Derki, RUPTURE by Groupe d'action en cinéma Epopée, THE SECRET TRIAL 5 by Amar Wala, VESSEL by Diana Whitten, GRANNY POWER by Magnus Isacsson, MIGRANT DREAMS by Min Sook Lee, TUNNIIT: RETRACING THE LINES OF INUIT TATTOOS by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, COLONIZATION ROAD by Michelle St-John, the DOCUMENTARY FUTURISM PROGRAM by multiple directors, and ôtênaw by Connor McNally.

Current Projects

As economic and environmental crises grip public awareness, the world is finally catching up to the ideas of two artists who make work for social change.
Talal Derki / SY / 2013 / 87 '
This Sundance-winner intimates the tribulations of the Syrian revolution while revealing the human price of resistance.
Santiago Bertolino & Hugo Samson / CA / 2013 / 110 '
This doc traces the day-by-day anatomy of the student resistance and its main actors to reveal a militant movement of committed and inspired youth.
Magnus Isacsson / CA / 2014 / 90 '
Spanning 10 years, this film follows several passionate, activist grandmothers and their “gaggles” as they fight for peace, social justice and the environment.
Amar Wala / CA / 2014 / 84 '
How did five men spend nearly 30 years in prison combined without being charged with a crime?
Diana Whitten / US / 2014 / 88 '
Brave activists sail across the world to provide abortions to women with no access to them, and to exchange expertise with local reproductive rights groups.
Alethea Arnaquq-Baril / CA / 2011 / 50 '
A young woman is on a journey to revive the ancient Inuit tradition of face tattooing, a tradition that has been forbidden for a century, and almost forgotten.
Min Sook Lee / CA / 2016 / 88 '
A powerful documentary that exposes the under-told story of migrant agricultural workers struggling against Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program.
Michelle St. John / CA / 2016 / 47 '
COLONIZATION ROAD confronts the wreckage of Canadian colonization with radical viewpoints, historical correctives and a dash of humour.

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