Tag Archives: activism

Sat Feb 16th: “13th” – for-profit private prisons – the new slavery

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

13th:

trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V66F3WU2CKk

February is Black History Month

Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)

120 University Private, Ottawa, ON.

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html

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.

 

 

 

Sat Feb 9th: The Power of Community – Climate Change and Consciousness

Ottawa Cinema Academica presents:

A community discussion in collaboration with Ecovillage.org ‘s Power of Community Summit, in order to watch and discuss clips of the Power of Community Summit together.
(Feb 1st -10th 2019)

Saturday, February 9th, 2019, 5:30pm
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)
120 University Private, Ottawa, ON.

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

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html

The Power of Community – Climate Change and Consciousness online summit. Feb 1-10 2019

START TIME 5:30PM – we will watch trailers from the different talks for an hour or so, then pick some of the talks we would like to watch (~2), the talks are about an hour each.

 

 

Sat Feb 2nd – The True Cost

The True Cost

Saturday, February 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)

120 University Private, Ottawa, ON.

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html

trailer:
https://youtu.be/QPMU1VHgmEo

This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a ground-breaking documentary

film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
1 hr 32 min.

 

 

 

 

Sat Jan 26th – Fascism in Mongolia

Ross Kemp Extreme World Mongolia Documentary

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science, University of Ottawa, room 1006 (FSS 1006)

120 University Private, Ottawa, ON.

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Directions to FSS-1006 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html


Economically disadvantaged and exploited Mongolians are turning to extremism in the form of fascist/nazi ideology in order to mount a cultural resistance.  Ross Kemp explores this phenomenon in an attempt to understand the roots of how this happens.

Dec 1st – Finding Home

Saturday, December 1st, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006

(Social Sciences building on the University of Ottawa Campus)

Finding Home (2014):

find home film documentary 2014

Finding Home is a unique documentary about trafficking, as the stories go far beyond the actual trafficking experiences. Finding Home shows in depth the struggle, growth, and challenges that come with trying to pick a life back up after it has been fragmented. Each of these three young women has a unique story with unique hurdles to overcome. The difficulties and complexities of learning how to deal with life after horrific abuse by slave owners and men looking to exploit sex with underage girls are unpacked in a way that communicates cross-culturally and proves the connectivity in the human spirit.

Finding Home reminds us that we are all connected in our humanity; that we are all looking for a place of love, acceptance and community…a place called home.

(This is the final showing of the 2018 Cinema Academica season).

Saturday Jan 12th 2019 is the expected continuation of the Cinema Academica season in 2019.