Sat Oct 27th – Killing Gaza


This week at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7pm
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)


Directions to FSS-1006 :

Killing Gaza

max blumethal and dan cohen made documentary killing gaza


In Killing Gaza, journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal documented Israel’s 2014 war on Gaza.

Yet this film is much more than a documentary about Palestinian resilience and suffering. It is a chilling visual document of war crimes committed by the Israeli military, featuring direct testimony and evidence from the survivors.

“Max Blumenthal and Dan Cohen’s powerful new film, ‘Killing Gaza,’ offers an unflinching and moving portrait of a people largely abandoned by the outside world, struggling to endure.” — Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, best-selling author and activist Chris Hedges.

1 hr 37 min


Sat Oct 20th – Manufacturing Consent


Saturday, October 20, 2018, 7pm
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)


Directions to FSS-1006 :

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media is a 1992 documentary film that explores the political life and ideas of linguist, intellectual, and political activist Noam Chomsky. Canadian filmmakers Mark Achbar and Peter Wintonick expand the analysis of political economy and mass media presented in Manufacturing Consent, a 1988 book Chomsky coauthored with Edward S. Herman



Sat Oct 13th – The Young Karl Marx

Saturday, October 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)
*Note change of location from that previously announced.


Directions to FSS-1006 :

The Young Karl Marx

the young karl marx

The early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, and Jenny Marx between Paris, Brussels, and London.

A spectre is returning to haunt the capitalist world! In the year of Karl Marx’s 200th birthday we get the timely release of a remarkable film about one of history’s foremost and complex thinkers, depicting his early activist life leading up to one of the world’s most iconic publications, The Communist Manifesto. (From the film review in People’s Voice, March 16–31, 2018.)

118 min.






Next Showing will be Saturday, October 13th at 7pm in Lamoureux 339 on the University of Ottawa campus

145 Jean-Jacques-Lussier Private, Ottawa


Where we will be showing the documentary

“The Young Karl Marx”

Check out our Cinema Academica facebook group (participation) if you would like to get involved, or make suggestions of documentaries you would like to see, speakers or topics you would like to hear more on, and so on.

Have a great Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend.

Sat Sept 29th – “Inside Peace”

Free Screening of Inside Peace Documentary

Saturday at 7 PM
122 University Private, Ottawa, Ontario
Social Sciences building at the University of Ottawa
room FSS-1006 (on the first floor)


The documentary illuminates the transition that takes place within prisoners’ lives after attending a 10-week Peace Education course given at the Dominguez State Jail, San Antonio, Texas. The course seems to have a profound effect on individuals by encouraging them to de-escalate and take responsibility for their own personal situations & lives. The prisoners in the film share their insights into the social and emotional forces that sent them onto the wrong path and offer the uplifting message that everybody has the possibility to change their lives around, no matter how difficult their situation. “Inside Peace” follows several of them after their release and shows the challenges ex inmates face in their efforts to reintegrate into society.

The showing will be followed by a discussion. Our guest, hip hop artist Raphaël Desil (aka Moun Fou), will join us to share his experience of rehabilitation.

Watch the trailer:

VENUE: uOttawa, 120 University Private, Social Sc. FSS-1006: