Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011):
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure amongst architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they resided, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the project’s residents. In the post-War years, the American city changed in ways that made it unrecognizable from a generation earlier, privileging some and leaving others in its wake. The next time the city changes, remember Pruitt-Igoe.
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
Why we fight
Why we fight is an unflinching anatomy of American war-making. The film launches a nonpartisan inquiry into the forces— political, economic, and ideological—that drive America to fight. Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower’s 1961 Farewell address, filmmaker Eugene Jarecki weaves unforgettable stories of everyday Americans touched by war with commentary by a “who’s who” of military and Washington insiders.
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 : http://www.classfind.com/ottawa/room/FSS1006.html
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
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
Sat Oct 13 – TBD
We look forward to seeing you again in September 2018.