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Sat Nov 17th – The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011):

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Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project’s residents. In the post-War years, the American city changed in ways that made it unrecognizable from a generation earlier, privileging some and leaving others in its wake. The next time the city changes, remember Pruitt-Igoe.

Sat Nov 10th – Why We Fight

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
Why we fight

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Why we fight is an unflinching anatomy of American war-making. The film launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces— political, economic, and ideological—that drive America to fight. Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell address, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched by war with commentary by a “who’s who” of military and Washington insiders.

99 minutes

Sat Nov 3rd – Is Trump for Real?

 

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
Is Trump for Real?

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With the help of Steve Bannon and Cambridge Analytica, Trump has been groomed to appeal to a broad mass of people, at a time when the general public has lost faith in media and politics. Bannon has admitted to close associates that he modelled his campaign on the one crafted for Adolf Hitler, who was a puppet of dark forces, at the very least “like” those who created Trump. Through meticulous investigative journalism, John Hankey explores the reality of said claims, and how the media circus following Trump is but a strategy for dividing a “United” States.

1 hr 2 min

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ottawa. room FSS-1006

(The Faculty of Social Sciences is located at 120 University Private (in between Vanier Hall and the Residential Complex).  If you stand in front of the Lamoureux Building, you can see the FSS tower behind the large tent-like structure.  FSS-1006 is on the first floor.)

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

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html

 

Sat Oct 27th – Killing Gaza

 

This week at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7pm
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html

Killing Gaza

max blumethal and dan cohen made documentary killing gaza

 

In Killing Gaza, journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal documented Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza.

Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.

“Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s powerful new film, ‘Killing Gaza,’ offers an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure.” — Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best-selling author and activist Chris Hedges.

1 hr 37 min

 

Sat Oct 20th – Manufacturing Consent

 

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7pm
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media is a 1992 documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of linguist, intellectual, and political activist Noam Chomsky. Canadian filmmakers Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick expand the analysis of political economy and mass media presented in Manufacturing Consent, a 1988 book Chomsky coauthored with Edward S. Herman