Tag Archives: Canada

Sat Mar 23rd – Citizen Jane

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Citizen Jane

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It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.

93 min.

 

 

Sat Mar 16th, 2019, 7pm – US Coup in Venezuela

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Empire files on Venezuela:

An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela: Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Coup

On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN Investigator and Human Rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.

There may be other clips on this issues shown as well.

38:58min

Sat Mar 2, 2019- Pipelines, Power, and Democracy

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Pipelines, Power, and Democracy

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Pipelines, Power, and Democracy is a striking documentary that follows the mobilization of ordinary people to thwart the ambitions of oil companies and halt, even if only temporarily, the advance of pipelines across Quebec. In the process, the film offers a sharp reminder that power can be accessible to all.

https://www.nfb.ca/film/pipelines_power_and_democracy/

(In French with English subtitles)

1 he 28 min

Sat, Feb 23, 2019: Sugar Coated

Saturday, February 23, 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

Sugar Coated

How did the food industry get us to stop asking the question: is sugar toxic?  

Trailer:

http://sugarcoateddoc.com/about-the-film/

It all starts with a secret PR campaign dating back to the 1970s. For forty years, Big Sugar deflected all threats to its multi-billion dollar empire, while sweetening the world’s food supply. As obesity, diabetes, and heart disease rates skyrocket, doctors are now treating the first generation of children suffering from fatty liver disease.  The sugar industry is once again under siege. They dodged the bullet once. Can they do it again?

1 hr 29 min

[Note: the film previously announced for this time is not available.]

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.