Welcome to Cinema Academica for the Fall 2018 season.
The showing this week will be in Lamoureux (LMX) room 339 at 7pm.
People will have a few options for what to watch. We will also be discussing what people are interested in seeing, having discussions about, etc.
For instance, what current events would people like to explore in a group and discuss? Do people have good online media clips, perhaps of current news, that people would like to share and discuss, whether because it is good, important, bad, or maybe even a questionable news article of something you are interested in you would like a second opinion on?
Are there new or old documentaries you would like to see?
Have your say.
The tentative lineup for the next few weeks is:
Sat Sept 15 – a showing on the topic of Sept 11, 2001
Sat Sept 22 – ‘World Peace and other 4th Grade Achievements’; as part of peace fest, Ottawa
Sat Sept 29 – ‘Inside Peace’ with a special host in a larger room, UOttawa FSS-1006 , as part of Ottawa Peace Fest
Sat Oct 6 – There will be no showing on Thanksgiving weekend
FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
This week at Cinema Academica:
The Secret Trial 5
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 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.
For more information:
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.