Cinema Politica brings independent documentary films to Montreal in weekly screening
It's Monday in Montreal and Concordia University's largest auditorium will soon have a lineup for this week's documentary film event that too few people know about. Every Monday evening at 7:30pm during the academic year, the Hall building's H110 was filled with enthusiasts of Cinema Politica listening to Ezra Winton introducing the week's political film. Tomorrow night's film is Diamond Road (see below for details).
Ezra is founder, director and curator of the film series that started screening political documentary films in 2003. It is now a screening event that repeats itself at dozens of university campuses across Canada and elsewhere in the world.
The films shown at Cinema Politica screenings are often unavailable anywhere else in Montreal, so check out the winter 2010 schedule below and se what you've been missing. See you there.
WINTER 2010 SCHEDULE
Mon. February 8, 7:30pm
Nisha Pahuja & Manfred Becker / Canada / 2008 / 99 min
A political economy documentary on diamonds - holding the jewel to the light.
Every year, worldwide, 24 tons of diamonds are teased from the heart of the earth....
Mon. February 15, 7:30pm
Sylvie Van Brabant / Canada / 2009 / 83 min
We’ve heard the problems, now here’s some environmental solutions
The film could have been called: An Operation Manual for Planet Earth, EcoRevolution,...
Mon. March 1, 7:30pm
Mort Ransen / Canada / 1969 / 37 minutes
The classic 1967 NFB doc that puts the audience in the middle of conflict between First Nations and police
The film shows the confrontation between police and a 1969 demonstration by Mohawks of...
Mon. March 1, 8:00pm
Martin Bureau / Canada / 2008 / 58 min
A visual poem that weaves together the story of land and people
Thirty years after the closing of the Schefferville’s mining colony, and after...
Mon. March 8, 7:30pm
Fermin Muguruza / Spain-Palestine / 2009 / 73 min
Surviving and challenging occupation with music
A journey through one of the regions which is always in the glare of the world's...
Mon. March 15, 7:30pm
Sam Feder & Julie Hollar / USA / 2006 / 72 min
A probing look at questions and resistance toward FTMs from the lesbian community.
An important exploration of issues rarely touched upon by most films portraying...
Mon. March 15, 8:35pm
Maya Gallus / Canada / 2007 / 70 min
Following 26 year-old Madison as she transitions from male to female
Following 26-year-old Madison during a crucial three years of her transition from male...
Mon. March 22, 7:30pm
Morvay Samare / Canada / 2009 / 53 min
Three Canadian men pay the cost of Canada’s “War on Terror”
Mon. March 22, 7:30pm
Robert Greenwald / US / 2009 / 69 min
A brutally honest and graphic look at war and Imperialism in Afghanistan
Rethink Afghanistan is a 2009 documentary about the ongoing war in Afghanistan. This...
Mon. March, 29 7:30pm
Karen Elaine Spencer / Canada / 2008 / 18 min
A Montreal artist explores issues of homelessness through dreams on the street
Mon. March 29, 8:00pm
Magnus Isacsson & Simon Bujold / Canada / 2009 / 68 min / French and English w/ Eng s.t.
Socially Acceptable Acts of Terrorism from Montreal artists ATSA
ENGLISH SYNOPSIS: An abundance of art, love, and idealism : that’s what fuels Annie...
Tue. April 6, 7:30pm
Ton van Zantvoort / Netherlands / 2009 / 52 min
The people behind the flowers purchased in Europe live in poverty in Kenya
A rose is a rose is a rose, unless it's a toxic offshoot of international corporate...
Tue. April 6, 8:30pm
Jawad Rhalib / Morocco-Belgium / 2008 / 71 min
Moroccan fisherman aren’t allowed to fish while European trawlers reap their harvest
Formerly known as Mogador, Essaouira was the first sardine fishing port in the...
Mon April 12 7:30pm
Shane King & Arne Johnson / USA / 2008 / 89 min
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls teaches 8-18 year-olds about music, gender and self-defense