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November 2019

Artifishal+ Valley Of The Southern North-Mtl premiere w/ guests

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Concordia University H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve West + Google Map
$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premieres of ARTIFiSHAL and VALLEY OF THE SOUTHERN NORTH, with guest speakers in attendance for a discussion. ARTIFiSHAL is an exploration of the high ecological, financial and cultural cost of fish hatcheries, and VALLEY OF THE SOUTHERN NORTH is a visual love letter to the Peace River Valley and those who call it home. The screening will be followed by a discussion with: + Pierre Jenniss - Chief Advisor of the Maliseet Viger First Nation, whose work focuses on fisheries + Grant Vandenberg - Professor researching biological recycling and aquaculture + Joëlle Rondeau - member of Vigilance OGM Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare available upon request with 24 hours notice, please email concordia@cinemapolitica.org. This screening is presented in collaboration with Vigilance OGM and is co-presented with Waste Not, Want Not, Qpirg Concordia | GRIP Concordia, Le Frigo Vert and Extinction Rebellion Québec. ARTIFISHAL Josh Murphy / United States / 2019 / 75 ' / English / S.T French ARTIFiSHAL is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for…

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Archives Locales | Local Records : Geronimo Inutiq

November 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400, boul. De Maisonneuve West
Montreal , QC Canada
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L’artiste multimédia et musicien, Geronimo Inutiq animera une présentation de documents d’archives dans laquelle il abordera la transmission, la narration, la réception et l'espace introspectif de la fiction, des mythes et de la musique. Inutiq fera référence aux collections de chansons et de mythes Inuits publiées par le Musée national de l’homme (aujourd’hui le Musée canadien de l’histoire), à des disques de musique inuite traditionnelle et actuelle diffusés par le Service du Nord de Radio-Canada, ainsi que des cassettes de sa collection personnelle. Geronimo Inutiq a œuvré en tant qu'artiste dans les domaines de la production musicale électronique, du DJing, du cinéma, du montage vidéo, de l'image digitale, du théâtre, de la danse et de l'installation multimédia. Il a travaillé en collaboration avec plusieurs organismes communautaires ainsi qu'avec des agences culturelles. Son travail traite souvent des constructions identitaires – abordées selon une perspective inuk multiculturelle – et reflète un mode de vie métropolitain. En anglais À la Galerie Entrée libre 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞́𝐞𝐬, 𝐑𝐒𝐕𝐏 : robin.simpson@concordia.ca Dans le cadre de l'exposition Shuvinai Ashoona ᓄᓇᙳᐊᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅ ᓄᓇᕐᔪᐊᙳᐊᓂᒃ Cartographier des univers - Multimedia artist and musician, Geronimo Inutiq leads an archives presentation thinking about transmission, storytelling, reception and the introspective space of fiction, myth…

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Print Sale

November 29
EV Building, 1515 St. Catherine West + Google Map
Free

An event dedicated towards selling high-quality prints at affordable prices. The purpose behind doing such an event is to raise funds for un upcoming publication. here is a link to the project for which I am trying to raise funds: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/parasvijan/photo-book?ref=user_menu

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December 2019

Merata: How Mum Decolonised The Screen – with Alanis Obomsawin!

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Concordia University H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve West + Google Map
$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Quebec premiere of MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN, with acclaimed Abenaki filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin, featured in the film, and hosted by Jess Murwin, a queer artist and programmer of mixed Mi'kmaq and Western European descent. The film is a beautiful homage to one of the founders of Indigenous cinema, Māori artist and activist Merata Mita. The screening will mark the launch of the new Cinema Politica On Demand collection "Māori-Made," part of CP's ongoing work with the NZ Film Commission to make their titles available in Canada. Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare available upon request with 24 hours notice, please email concordia@cinemapolitica.org. This screening is co-sponsored by Fasa Concordia. MERATA: HOW MUM DECOLONISED THE SCREEN Heperi Mita / New Zealand / 2018 / 95 ' / English- Māori / partial English subtitles Pioneering Māori filmmaker and activist Merata Mita was arguably one of the most influential women in Indigenous filmmaking, helping to raise the visibility and voices of Māori and of women. Through seminal works in the 1970s and '80s, she fearlessly addressed the issues and effects of colonialism. In this deeply personal and…

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Performance | Sightings 28

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SIGHTINGS Cube, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Hall Building Ground floor
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Kite présentera une performance de son installation ( 𝘹 ) 𝘹 + { 𝘹 } + qui sera lue comme une partition, simulant une vision déformée d'un paysage cosmologique Oglala Lakota. Déployés à l’extérieur du cube, les objets et les sculptures interféreront avec la composition sonore de la performance en interagissant avec une interface corporelle (body interface) utilisée par l’artiste. Entrée libre Lieu : Cube SIGHTINGS 1455 boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest, Pavillon Hall Rez-de-chaussée - The installation ( 𝘹 ) 𝘹 + { 𝘹 } + will be performed by Kite as a score, simulating a distorted vision of an Oglala Lakota cosmologyscape. As they unfold out from the Cube, the objects and sculptures on display will interfere with and manipulate the performance’s adjoining sound composition, in tandem with the artist’s body-interface. Free admission Location: SIGHTINGS Cube 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Hall Building Ground floor

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Performance | Sightings 28

December 4 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SIGHTINGS Cube, 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Hall Building Ground floor
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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Kite présentera une performance de son installation ( 𝘹 ) 𝘹 + { 𝘹 } + qui sera lue comme une partition, simulant une vision déformée d'un paysage cosmologique Oglala Lakota. Déployés à l’extérieur du cube, les objets et les sculptures interféreront avec la composition sonore de la performance en interagissant avec une interface corporelle (body interface) utilisée par l’artiste. Entrée libre Lieu : Cube SIGHTINGS 1455 boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest, Pavillon Hall Rez-de-chaussée - The installation ( 𝘹 ) 𝘹 + { 𝘹 } + will be performed by Kite as a score, simulating a distorted vision of an Oglala Lakota cosmologyscape. As they unfold out from the Cube, the objects and sculptures on display will interfere with and manipulate the performance’s adjoining sound composition, in tandem with the artist’s body-interface. Free admission Location: SIGHTINGS Cube 1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Hall Building Ground floor

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.03 Vernissage

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VAV Gallery, 1395 René-Lévesque Boul. W.
Montréal, Québec H3G 2M5 Canada
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Free

The VAV Gallery will be hosting a vernissage for its .03 exhibition. Free beer and snacks will be provided.

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Hak_MTL – closing screening of our Fall season, with guests!

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DB Clarke Theatre, 1455 de maisonneuve o
Montréal, Quebec H3g1m8 Canada
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$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for a special screening of HAK MTL to close our Fall season, with guests in attendance for a discussion after the film. The captivating film follows techies and hackers in Montreal as they work against the monetization of data and the loss of autonomy in the digital age. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Dr. Gabriella Coleman, anthropologist, academic and author whose work focuses on hacker culture and online activism, and David Goulet, film protagonist and member of The Tor Project. Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare available upon request with 24 hours notice, please email concordia@cinemapolitica.org. HAK_MTL Alexandre Sheldon / Canada / 2019 / 68 ' / French -English / partial English subtitles We are in 2019 and privacy no longer exists. In less than one generation, the internet has become a mass surveillance machine. The business model that propels this machine can be summed up by a simple saying: If it’s free, you’re the product. All the traces we leave of ourselves on the internet are captured, stored and accessible to both States and web giants... and this trend is rapidly intensifying. By giving a…

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.04 Vernissage

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
VAV Gallery, 1395 René-Lévesque Boul. W.
Montréal, Québec H3G 2M5 Canada
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Free

The VAV Gallery will be hosting a vernissage for its .04 exhibition. Free beer and snacks will be provided.

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Kan Ya Ma Kan | كان يا ما كان Once There Was, Once There Wasn’t

December 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Middle East Bookstore, 877 Decarie Blvd
Saint-Laurent, Qc H4L 3M2 Canada
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𝑂𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑊𝑎𝑠, 𝑂𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑊𝑎𝑠𝑛’𝑡 is a three-part workshop series in Arabic animated by Emma Haraké. The series explores the relationships between telling, listening and belongings. As part of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery’s outreach project Mumtalakat, the series aims to create more spaces around the city for Arabic-speaking Montrealers to share and listen collectively. 𝐎𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐞 𝐜𝐨-𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐁𝐞́𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫. Free, in Arabic 𝐑𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝, 𝐑𝐒𝐕𝐏: 𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐧.𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐨𝐧@𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚.𝐜𝐚 -- كان يا ما كان هي ورشة عمل من ثلاثة أجزاء باللغة العربية تستكشف العلاقات ما بين السرد والإصغاء والمقتنيات. كجزء من مشروع غاليري “ليونارد وبينا آلن للفن” التواصلي “ممتلكات”، تهدف هذه السلسة إلى خلق فضاءات إضافية في أنحاء المدينة حيث يمكن لساكنيها الناطقين بالعربية المشاركة والإصغاء بشكل جماعي. باستضافة إيما حركة، تسلّط كل ورشة عمل الضوء على ضيف أو ضيفة يجلبن معهن طريقتهن الخاصة بالسرد والاستماع، قبل دعوة المشاركين/ات إلى سرد قصصهم/ن الخاصة بناءً على تجاربهم/ن مع أغراض مألوفة. بياتريس مخيبر هي أول ضيفة في هذه السلسلة. الدخول مجاني، بالعربية للتسجيل الرجاء الحجز على 𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐢𝐧.𝐬𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐬𝐨𝐧@𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚.𝐜𝐚

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