Tag Archives: politics

Sat Mar 23rd – Citizen Jane

Saturday, March 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Citizen Jane

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It is a timely tale of what can happen when engaged citizens fight the power for the sake of a better world. Arguably, no one did more to shape our understanding of the modern American city than Jane Jacobs, the visionary activist and writer who fought to preserve urban communities in the face of destructive development projects.

93 min.

 

 

Sat Mar 16th, 2019, 7pm – US Coup in Venezuela

 

Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Empire files on Venezuela:

An Ocean of Lies on Venezuela: Abby Martin & UN Rapporteur Expose Coup

On the eve of another US war for oil, Abby Martin debunks the most repeated myths about Venezuela and uncovers how US sanctions are crimes against humanity with UN Investigator and Human Rights Rapporteur Alfred De Zayas.

There may be other clips on this issues shown as well.

38:58min

Sat Mar 9th – Moving Forward in a Good Way

Saturday, March 9th, 2019,12:00 p.m. (noon) to 10:30pm
University of Ottawa, FSS 1006
Moving Forward in a Good Way

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the late Grandfather William Commanda

In the afternoon, we will be showing The Awakening, a ~45min documentary featuring Algonquin spiritual elder Grandfather William Commanda about spiritual principles for life, and the vision of creating institutions to continue bringing the native teachings to indigenous and non-indigenous peoples alike, so that we can remember and hold the way of living with the earth in a good way.

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Barbara Marx Hubbard
Later in the afternoon, a showing of American Visionary, about Barbara Marx Hubbard, and the idea of human civilization stepping into its own, awakening to a path of conscious evolution and stewardship of our earth, living in a more enlightened way.

Outaouais Wellness Learning representative Judith will be facilitating these first showings.

Schedule:

12-1pm (tentative) – light refreshments served in the foyer

1-3pm: documentary “The Awakening” featuring late Grandfather William Commanda

3-5pm: documentary “American visionary” featuring Barbara Marx Hubbard

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.]