Apr 7 – The Secret Trial 5

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CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
This week at Cinema Academica:

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The Secret Trial 5
Saturday April 7th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/
Sophie Harkat will be present with us as we share a documentary and discussion about security certificates and secret trials in Canada.

The Secret Trial 5 is a sobering examination of the Canadian government’s use of security certificates, a Kafkaesque tool that allows for indefinite detention without charges, based on evidence not revealed to the accused or their lawyers. Over the last decade, this rare and highly controversial device has been used to detain five men for nearly 30 years combined. To date, none has been charged with a crime or seen the evidence against them. Through the experience of the detainees and their families, the film raises poignant questions about the balance between security and liberty.

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The Secret Trial 5 offical trailer:

 


 

This will be our last showing for the 2017–2018 academic year. We are looking forward to resuming our showings in September 2018.

Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community. All films are completely free of charge. All films are followed by discussion.

For more information:
cinemaacademica.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UOttawa-Cinema–Academica/111045945712456

Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.

March 31st – Kosovo – a moment in Civilization by Boris Malagurski

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CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
This week at Cinema Academica:

Kosovo: A Moment in Civilization

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Saturday, March 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

“Kosovo: A Moment In Civilization” is a 2017 documentary film produced and directed by Canadian filmmaker Boris Malagurski about Serbia’s UNESCO heritage in its disputed province of Kosovo. Many have seen the destruction of civilizational heritage in Syria and Iraq by ISIS, but do people know that these things are also happening in the heart of Europe?

Since 1999, over 150 Christian churches and monasteries were destroyed by Albanian extremists in Kosovo. Footage exists of a man risking his life to climb to the top of a church only to take down and destroy its cross, as the church is burning. The reason why many haven’t seen those images is because mainstream media doesn’t want people to see them, as it goes against their narrative regarding the Balkan conflicts.

This film attempts to raise awareness about these UNESCO sites in Kosovo and show the world why we all must unite to protect our collective civilizational heritage.

46 min.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/kosovo/259333066?autoplay=1

We regret that the film originally announced for this evening is not presently available. We will schedule “Masters in the Forbidden City.” in Fall 2018.

 

Saturday April 7th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339

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Sophie Harkat will be present with us as we share a documentary and discussion about security certificates and secret trials in Canada.

 
The Secret Trial 5 is a sobering examination of the Canadian government’s use of security certificates, a Kafkaesque tool that allows for indefinite detention without charges, based on evidence not revealed to the accused or their lawyers. Over the last decade, this rare and highly controversial device has been used to detain five men for nearly 30 years combined. To date, none has been charged with a crime or seen the evidence against them. Through the experience of the detainees and their families, the film raises poignant questions about the balance between security and liberty. “

1h24min

the secret trial 5 movie poster on imdb

the secrete trial 5 offical trailer

This will be our last showing for the 2017–2018 academic year. We are looking forward to resuming our showings in September 2018.

Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community. All films are completely free of charge. All films are followed by discussion.

For more information:
cinemaacademica.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UOttawa-Cinema–Academica/111045945712456

Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.

March 24th – the future of the economy

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CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

This week at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Khayyam Ngoy guest hosts for Cinema Academica, Saturday March 24th.

He will be showing the movie Zeitgeist, which will go into the idea of a resource management based economy, as explained as part of the Venus Project, as well as how cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies can revolutionize and democratize money and the economic system.

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Upcoming at Cinema Academica:

Saturday March 31st, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339

Shian and Nono guest host Cinema Academica, sharing with us the restoration of Chinese antiquities in the documentary “Masters in the Forbidden City.”

(Note it may be in Chinese with english subtitles).

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trailer on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSCJRoaSlOA

Saturday April 7th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339

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Sophie Harkat will be present with us as we share a documentary and discussion about something that has touched her own life personally—a trial based on secret evidence of alleged terror crimes in France, where Canadian Mohamed Harkat was sent for trial based on secret evidence he was not given access to in order to dispute in a hearing.  The 2014 documentary “The Secret Trial 5” goes into trials with secret evidence in more depth.
1h24min

the secrete trial 5 offical trailer

This will be our last showing for the 2017–2018 academic year. We are looking forward to resuming our showings in September 2018.

Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community. All films are completely free of charge. All films are followed by discussion.

For more information:
cinemaacademica.ca
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UOttawa-Cinema–Academica/111045945712456

Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.

Mar 17 – Call of the Forest

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Saturday, March 17th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa. room 339

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

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Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.

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Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community. All films are completely free of charge. All films are followed by discussion.

For more information:cinemaacademica.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UOttawa-CinemaAcademica/111045945712456

Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.

Mar 10 – IAW Part 2

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Saturday, March 10th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa. room 339

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

The 14th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week of actions will take place all around the world between February 19th and April 17th 2018. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Cinema Academica presents a series of episodes from Abby Martin’s Media Files that focus on the Palestinian question.

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Israeli Apartheid Week, Part 2.

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The Distortion & Death Behind Israel/Palestine Coverage

A crisis in Palestine is again all over the headlines. From stabbings and molotov cocktails, to killing of protesters and anti-Arab lynch mobs—how much of the mass media coverage can we really trust?

Abby Martin takes a look at how the so-called “Israel-Palestine conflict” has been covered by the mainstream press during the last crisis in the region, and the variety of tactics employed by the state of Israel to control the narrative: from it’s Hasbara propaganda machine, to outright killing of journalists.

Featuring interviews with Dan Cohen (@DanCohen3000), investigative journalist who just returned from 7 months of reporting from Gaza and the West Bank, and Rania Khalek (@RaniaKhelek) writer and editor with Electronic Intifada.

25:34

 

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Home Demolitions for Illegal Settlements Surging

The demolition of Palestinian homes for Israeli settlements reached a ten-year high in 2016. While this activity led by the fanatical settler movement is illegal under international law, it is completely aided and abetted by the Israeli government.

With hundreds on notice to be evicted and their homes destroyed, Abby Martin goes on-the-ground throughout the West Bank investigating this dire human rights situation. She speaks to residents living under regular settler attacks from encroaching settlements and outposts illegal even under Israeli law, and sees first-hand how this crisis is worsening.

https://videosenglish.telesurtv.net/video/608068/the-empire-files-608068/

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Inside the Hotbeds of Israeli Settler Terror

Abby Martin goes on-the-ground to the epicenters of state-backed settler terrorism in Palestine’s West Bank, in Part II of her report on illegal Israeli settlements and home demolitions.

This installment visits both the rural countryside of Duma—interviewing the surviving members of the Dawabsheh family, victims of a horrific arson attack that left three dead—and the urban centre of Hebron, a glaring example of Israeli apartheid under intense military occupation.

26:06

Jewish-American on Israel’s Fascism: “No Hope For Change From Within”

Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today’s rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and the Israeli government’s fear of Palestinian resistance.

Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author. He has written two books on Palestine, “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel,” and the recently-published “The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza.”

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Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community. All films are completely free of charge. All films are followed by discussion.

For more information:cinemaacademica.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/UOttawa-CinemaAcademica/111045945712456

Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.