Saturday, March 9th, 2019,12:00 p.m. (noon) to 10:30pm University of Ottawa, FSS 1006 Moving Forward in a Good Way
the late Grandfather William Commanda
In the afternoon, we will be showing The Awakening, a ~45min documentary featuring Algonquin spiritual elder Grandfather William Commanda about spiritual principles for life, and the vision of creating institutions to continue bringing the native teachings to indigenous and non-indigenous peoples alike, so that we can remember and hold the way of living with the earth in a good way.
Barbara Marx Hubbard
Later in the afternoon, a showing of American Visionary, about Barbara Marx Hubbard, and the idea of human civilization stepping into its own, awakening to a path of conscious evolution and stewardship of our earth, living in a more enlightened way.
Outaouais Wellness Learning representative Judith will be facilitating these first showings.
12-1pm (tentative) – light refreshments served in the foyer
1-3pm: documentary “The Awakening” featuring late Grandfather William Commanda
3-5pm: documentary “American visionary” featuring Barbara Marx Hubbard
Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006
Pipelines, Power, and Democracy
Pipelines, Power, and Democracy is a striking documentary that follows the mobilization of ordinary people to thwart the ambitions of oil companies and halt, even if only temporarily, the advance of pipelines across Quebec. In the process, the film offers a sharp reminder that power can be accessible to all.
It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease. The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Can they do it again?
1 hr 29 min
[Note: the film previously announced for this time is not available.]
The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors of mass criminalization and the sprawling American prison industry is laid out by DuVernay with bracing lucidity. With a potent mixture of archival footage and testimony from a dazzling array of activists, politicians, historians, and formerly incarcerated women and men, DuVernay creates a work of grand historical synthesis.
1 hr. 40 min.