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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.

 

 

 

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.