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Sat March 7 2020 – The Assange Story

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

This week at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall (FTX), 57 Louis Pasteur, room 137
Ottawa, ON

NOTICE: This room may not be accessible.

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

The Assange Story

WikiLeaks founder’s journey from whistleblowing hero to exile

54:19

This documentary tells the story of Wikileaks and its founder, the Australian Julian Assange, from his early days in Melbourne to his imprisonment in

assange

Belmarsh. On the way we see some of the major revelations from Wikileaks and a discussion of their importance. It covers the Swedish incident and the period of his asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It stops short of the currently ongoing hearings regarding his potential extradition to the US.


Coming up at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science (FSS) 120 University, room 1006, Ottawa, ON
Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Gaza Fights for Freedom

A film by Abby Martin

84 minutes

This film by Abby Martin, in collaboration with Palestinian journalists, shows Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March of Return protests, it features riveting footage of the ongoing demonstrations against the Israeli siege.

against the Israeli siege.

abbymThis documentary tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage that explains the history never acknowledged by the mass media. You hear from victims of the sniper massacre, including journalists, medics, and the family of internationally-acclaimed paramedic Razan al-Najjar.

At its core, ‘Gaza Fights For Freedom’ is a comprehensive indictment of the Israeli military for war crimes, and a stunning cinematic portrayal of Palestinians’ heroic resistance.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science (FSS) 120 University, room 1006, Ottawa, ON
Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/
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Watch the webpage (cinemaacademica.ca) or join the email list for information on upcoming events.

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.

Sat Oct 19 – Empire Files – Our Hidden Empire

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

This week at Cinema Academica:
“United States” to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Science, room 7035
(FSS 7035, 120 University, Ottawa, ON)
Please note change of location.

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Directions to FSS-7035 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS7035.html

“United States” to Imperial America: Our Hidden Empire

The global expanse of US military bases is well-known, but its actual territorial empire is largely hidden. The true map of America is not taught in our schools.

Abby Martin interviews history Professor Daniel Immerwahr about his new book, ‘How To Hide An Empire,’ where he documents the story of our “Greater United States.”

39:55

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Df4R-xdKvpM

Watch the webpage (cinemaacademica.ca) or join the email list for information on upcoming events. We are planning further showings this fall on November 2, 16, and 30 in the same room.


 

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.

 

 

Fall 2019 Cinema Academica

Greetings!

Thank you to all our long-term supporters over the years.

Cinema Academica organizers were unsure last Spring if Cinema Academica would be continuing this Fall 2019 due to provincial and University of Ottawa changes that were going on.

It looks like we will be a go for this fall.

 

Stay tuned (the email list might help a bit in the short term) for updates.

 

 

 

Sat Mar 30th – The Lost Village

 

 

Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, Vanier Building room 1095
( 136 Jean-Jacques Lussier Priv, Ottawa, ON)
Please note change of location for this event only.

 

In partnership with UOttawa Critical Urban Studies, Cinema Academica presents

 

The lost village (2018)

 

for our final showing of the 2018-2019 UOttawa school year.

 

mar 30 the lost village
In Greenwich Village there is Debt Slavery and prostitution at NYU due to high tuition and fees for students. NYU and other Land Lords are changing the character of the Bohemian Village due to outrageous rents and passing along of real estate taxes.

1 hr 29 min.


 

 
March 30, 2019 is the final showing of the winter 2019 semester.

Look forward to our return in September 2019 for the Fall 2019 semester.

Watch the webpage (cinemaacademica.ca) or join the email list to see if we plan anything interesting in between these times.

 

 

 

 

Sat Mar 23rd – Citizen Jane

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Citizen Jane

citizen jane documentary poster pic

It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.

93 min.