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Sat Jan 26th – Fascism in Mongolia

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
FSS 1006

Ross Kemp Extreme World Mongolia Documentary
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.

 

 

Jan 12 2019 – winter 2019 planning

Hi all!
 
Saturday, January 12th at 7pm in room FSS-1006 in the Faculty of Social Sciences building at the University of Ottawa, we plan to have a meeting where we will take ideas on what documentaries and talks we will have for the winter 2019 semester.
 
This is also an opportunity for people to get more involved with Cinema Academica if they’ve been wanting to, or to discuss collaborations for a topic close to your heart or groups you work with, etc.
 
As always, remember to check our website CinemaAcademica.ca for updates (there is also an email list).
 

Sat Nov 24th – Battle in Seattle

Saturday, November 24, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006

Battle in Seattle

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Battle in Seattle (2008) is a 2007 political action-thriller film written and directed by Stuart Townsend, in his directorial debut. The story is based on the protest activity at the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. The film premiered on May 22, 2008 at the Seattle International Film Festival.

The film depicts the protest in 1999, as thousands of activists arrive in Seattle, Washington in masses to protest the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999. Protesters believe the World Trade Organization contributes to widening the wealth gap between the rich and the poor, while the WTO claims to be fixing the disparity and decreasing world hunger, disease, and death.

The movie takes an in-depth look at several fictional characters during those five days in 1999 as demonstrators protested the meeting of the WTO in Seattle’s streets. The movie portrays conflicts between the peaceful protesters and people committing property destruction whose actions were widely covered by the media. Although the protest began peacefully with a goal of stopping the WTO talks, police began teargassing the crowd after it refused to clear the streets and the situation escalated into a full-scale riot and a State of Emergency that pitted protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the Washington National Guard.

Sat Nov 17th – The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

Saturday, November 17, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2011):

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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.

Mar 17 – Call of the Forest

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

Saturday, March 17th, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Lamoureux Hall, University of Ottawa. room 339

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

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Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees

Forests are one of the world’s most significant sources of food, new medicines and oxygen. Scientist and author Diana Beresford-Kroeger explores our profound biological and spiritual connection with trees, and meets people who are taking the lead to replant, restore and protect the last of the planet’s great ancient forests.

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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:cinemaacademica.ca

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