Monthly Archives: September 2017

Cinema Academica returns in September with Peace Fest



This week at Cinema Academica:

Origins: Our roots. Our planet. Our future.

Saturday, September 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa campus, room 201


“Four years, 19 countries, and 24 experts in anthropology, medicine, ecology, and health have exposed the roots of our DNA and how to prevent the modern world from making you sick.”

This is a movie that explores how people in modern times can balance living in a technological world and respecting our biological, cultural, and human needs.

the trailer:

Upcoming at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, September 9, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa campus, room 201

Rigoberta Menchú: Daughter of the Maya

The story of an unlikely hero, a poor peasant Maya girl living in a remote section of Guatemala, who survived a genocide and became a voice for her people across the world. This film shares the story of this 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 6:30 p.m. (Please note earlier start time.)
Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa campus, room 201
samedi le 16 de Septembre, 18h30

Kanehsatake, 270 ans de résistance

Documentaire sur la confrontation historique qui a propulsé les problèmes des Autochtones de Kanehsatake et du village d’Oka au Québec au premier plan de la scène internationale et de la conscience des Canadiens. Au cours de cet été épuisant de 1990, la productrice et réalisatrice Alanis Obomsawin, elle-même Abénaquise, a passé 78 jours et nuits angoissants derrière les barricades dressées par les Mohawks, à tourner des images du conflit armé les opposant à la Sûreté du Québec et l’Armée canadienne.

(French with English subtitles)
Kanehsatake, 270 years of Resistance

On a hot July day in 1990, an historic confrontation propelled Indigenous issues in Kanehsatake and the village of Oka, Québec, into the international spotlight and into the Canadian conscience. Director Alanis Obomsawin endured 78 nerve-wracking days and nights filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Québec police and the Canadian army. A powerful feature-documentary emerges that takes you right into the action of an age-old Indigenous struggle. The result is a portrait of the people behind the barricades, providing insight into the Mohawks’ unyelding determination to protect their land.

No Cinema Academica movie Saturday Sept 23, 2017


Saturday, Sept 30, 2017, 7:00pm
Montpetit Hall, University of Ottawa campus, room 201

Under the Same Sun

“Under the Same Sun” is a brave mockumentary parable that imagines the dramatic consequences of an unlikely business partnership between an Israeli and a Palestinian, and shows that idealism could be a catalyst for change in the war-torn region.