With more than a hundred screening locations all over the world, Cinema Politica has built itself a strong reputation thoughout the years, providing a voice to independent political films on high schools, colleges and universities campuses. Co-founded by Concordia’s Ezra Winton from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, the organization offers a weekly BY DONATION documentary screenings on Mondays at 7PM in room H110 (Hall Building – 1455 de Maisonneuve W).
The 2016-2017 season premiere is scheduled on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, screening the RAMA THIAW documentary THE REVOLUTION WON’T BE TELEVISED (2016), where Senegalese protestors against their ” self-proclaimed ”president-for-life”” are asked about the essence of revolution.
Grad/Aperture will be providing a review of every of this season’s screenings, hoping to generate interest amongst Concordia students for this thriving non-profit organization, and the political issues represented onscreen.
[From the Cinema Politica website]:
Cinema Politica’s main objective is to promote, disseminate, exhibit and promote the discussion of political cinema by independent artists, with an emphasis on Canadian works. All pieces that are screened are political works – they represent cinema texts that engage an audience on important socio-political, cultural, environmental and economic issues that are provocative in challenging dominant ideologies and accepted norms. Exhibited works are innovative and seek to educate, entertain and especially inspire audiences to participate in open and inclusive spaces. Emphasis is placed on works that tell stories underrepresented by mainstream media, including narratives around political struggles within Canada, and stories that deal with oppression and/or identity politics.
This season’s program is available here: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screenings/upcoming/19
NOTE: The program currently isn’t complete but should be updated through the course of the semester.