Tag Archives: March 2020

Sat March 7 2020 – The Assange Story



This week at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
University of Ottawa, Fauteux Hall (FTX), 57 Louis Pasteur, room 137
Ottawa, ON

NOTICE: This room may not be accessible.

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

The Assange Story

WikiLeaks founder’s journey from whistleblowing hero to exile


This documentary tells the story of Wikileaks and its founder, the Australian Julian Assange, from his early days in Melbourne to his imprisonment in


Belmarsh. On the way we see some of the major revelations from Wikileaks and a discussion of their importance. It covers the Swedish incident and the period of his asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. It stops short of the currently ongoing hearings regarding his potential extradition to the US.

Coming up at Cinema Academica:

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science (FSS) 120 University, room 1006, Ottawa, ON
Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/

Gaza Fights for Freedom

A film by Abby Martin

84 minutes

This film by Abby Martin, in collaboration with Palestinian journalists, shows Gaza’s protest movement like you’ve never seen before. Filmed during the height of the Great March of Return protests, it features riveting footage of the ongoing demonstrations against the Israeli siege.

against the Israeli siege.

abbymThis documentary tells the story of Gaza past and present, showing rare archival footage that explains the history never acknowledged by the mass media. You hear from victims of the sniper massacre, including journalists, medics, and the family of internationally-acclaimed paramedic Razan al-Najjar.

At its core, ‘Gaza Fights For Freedom’ is a comprehensive indictment of the Israeli military for war crimes, and a stunning cinematic portrayal of Palestinians’ heroic resistance.

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m.
Faculty of Social Science (FSS) 120 University, room 1006, Ottawa, ON
Map: http://www.uottawa.ca/maps/


Watch the webpage (cinemaacademica.ca) or join the email list for information on upcoming events.

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.

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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.