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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.

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):

Pruitt-Igoe_Myth,_documentary_poster

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.