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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:

the secret trial 5 movie poster on imdb

1h24min

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 3 – Israeli Apartheid Week – Ahed Tamimi in context

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Saturday, March 3rd, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa. room 339

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

Saturday, March 3, 2018

 

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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.

The Untold History of Palestine & Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUZaR3op1qw

Previewing Abby Martin’s on-the-ground investigation in Palestine, The Empire Files looks at the long history of Zionist colonization, expansion and expulsion of Palestine’s indigenous inhabitants.

Giving critical historical context the occupation today, this timeline explores the creation of the state of Israel and how it came to cover so much land since. From the early settlements, to the Nakba, to its conquest of the West Bank, Abby Martin reveals the brutally honest root of what is behind the so-called “Israel-Palestine conflict.”

22:31

Empire Files: Silencing Palestine—Prison & Repression
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS83xHVRUzY

Israel’s occupation of the West Bank is an internationally-recognized human rights crime—but those being impacted are harshly punished for not only acts of resistance, but even mere advocacy for their rights.

Getting detailed facts about Israel’s imposition of Military Law in the West Bank, Abby Martin visits the the Ramallah offices of Addameer—the most prominent prisoners’ rights organizations in Palestine—for a shocking investigation into the use of Israeli jails and arbitrary laws as a weapon.

Chronicling this history of resistance and repression from the First Intifada through the 2015 uprising, this episode shows what brutal lengths the Israeli occupation will go to silence any and all advocacy for freedom.

22:42

Abby Martin Meets Ahed Tamimi—Message From A Freedom Fighter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV1HwG1_phs

Recently, the struggle for Palestinian human rights gained international attention surrounding a new icon of resistance–16 year old Ahed Tamimi.

While in the West Bank in late 2016, Abby Martin interviewed Ahed Tamimi about her hardships and aspirations living under occupation and it becomes clear why her subjugators are trying to silence her voice. Her brother Waad and father Bassem also talk about their experiences with Israeli soldiers harassing their village and targeting their family.

In this exclusive episode, Abby outlines the Tamimi family’s tragic tale and unending bravery in the fight for justice and equality in Palestine and how the story of their village of Nabi Saleh is emblematic of the Palestinian struggle as a whole.

19:55

How Black Lives Don’t Matter in Israel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n10pSFUJ4RA

While the Israeli state espouses multiculturalism and diversity, it oppresses not just the Palestinian population, but also any Black person within its borders.

From warehousing African asylum seekers in giant prison camps, to criminalizing and carrying out eugenics programs against its Ethiopian Jewish citizens, Israel’s treatment of Black people reveals that the Zionist project is not just about Jewish supremacy, but also white supremacy.

In this on-the-ground investigation, Abby Martin talks to Osman Ali, a refugee from Darfur, at Holot prison camp about the treatment of refugees by the government, and Tehune Maharat, an Ethiopian Jewish activist whose cousin was killed in an apparent hate crime by Israeli police, about the rampant and institutional racism in the country.

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[note some minor changes:  we will be having a part 2 on March 10th, 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-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.