March 31st – Kosovo – a moment in Civilization by Boris Malagurski



This week at Cinema Academica:

Kosovo: A Moment in Civilization

kosovo a moment in civilization boris malagurski

Saturday, March 31, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa, room 339


“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.


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


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. “


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.

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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.

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