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Sat Nov 2 – The Anatomy of a Great Deception

 

CINEMA ACADEMICA

FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION SERIES
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

This week at Cinema Academica:

The Anatomy of a Great Deception

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Social Science, room 7035
(FSS 7035, 120 University, Ottawa, ON)

Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

The Anatomy of a Great Deception is a quasi-political, spiritual docu-thriller following businessman-turned-filmmaker, David Hooper as he deals with the emotions of his own investigation into the events of 9/11. The fast pace and the filmmaker’s commentary on coping with the emotions involved in finding truth, sets the film apart. “Work on this film started in February 2011. Back then I was a regular guy trying to live the American dream, with three kids and a wife, who was pregnant with number four! It started with an innocent question about 9/11. And that lead to more innocent questions. And after a while, I completely changed my opinion of the official story of that day. That was a very hard time in my life. It felt like my world was turned upside down. I couldn’t stop researching. I was unemployed. And I was running out of savings. I tried talking about it, but felt like no one was listening. At the time, my wife didn’t even believe me … nor did my friends and family. No matter what I tried, nothing worked.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0Q5eZhCPuc

~1h30min long


Watch the webpage ( http://cinemaacademica.ca ) or join the email list for information on upcoming events. We are planning further showings this fall on November 16 and 30 in the same room.


 

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:
http://cinemaacademica.ca
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Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall. The meters are enforced 24/7. There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00.

 

 

 

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.

Sat Nov 10th – Why We Fight

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7pm Room FSS-1006
Why we fight

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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.

99 minutes