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February 2020

First Voices 2020 – An Evening of Indigenous Cinema!

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DB Clarke Theatre, 1455 de maisonneuve o
Montréal, Quebec H3g1m8 Canada
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$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for First Voices - An Evening of Indigenous Cinema, in collaboration with First Voices Week Concordia. Working with the theme of WAKE UP!: Restorying the Land, we begin with shorts about land violation and protection, followed by THE FIFTH REGION, which considers the lives of urban Inuit who must contend with lives away from their ancestral lands. The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Gabriel Nuraki Koperqualuk and protagonist Nancy Saunders (THE FIFTH REGION). The evening will be hosted by Inuk filmmaker and visual artist Stephen Agluvak Puskas. This screening is part of First Voices Week Concordia. Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). All proceeds will be donated to the Unist'ot'en Camp. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare provided on site by the Montreal Childcare Collective with 24 hour notice (https://childcarecollective.wordpress.com/about/ ) *This screening will exceptionally take place in the D.B. Clarke Theatre in Concordia's Hall building, 1455 blvd de Maisonneuve West.* INVASION Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal and Franklin Lopez / Canada / 2020 / 18’ / English INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who…

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Opening : In the No Longer Not Yet

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, 1400, boul. De Maisonneuve West
Montreal , QC Canada
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Curator: Julia Eilers Smith 𝐌𝐢𝐫𝐲𝐚𝐦 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬, 𝐉𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐍𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐚𝐬 𝐃𝐮𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐝𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐝, 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠, 𝐅𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐧 𝐒𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐝, 𝐌𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐚 𝐒𝐳𝐥𝐚𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐲𝐫𝐮𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐮𝐬 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐼𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑁𝑜 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑟 𝑁𝑜𝑡 𝑌𝑒𝑡 operates on the premise that the apocalypse is not to come but ongoing. Shifting focus away from the familiar scenarios of planetary extinction, the artists in the exhibition point to reconfigurations of our apocalyptic narratives, insisting that the end is plural, both occurring and having already occurred, and uneven in its distribution across time and place. Visit our website for full details → http://bit.ly/inthenolongernotyet The exhibition continues through April 4, 2020.

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FASA’s Black History Month Takeover

February 6 @ 9:00 am - February 17 @ 9:00 pm
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Atelier | Workshop: Indigenous Memes

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

𝐈𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐣𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐈𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐨 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐘𝐞𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨-𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐖𝐞𝐞𝐤 —𝐖𝐀𝐊𝐄 𝐔𝐏: 𝐑𝐞-𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐝 Led by Indigenous video and meme-maker Fallon Simard this workshop will provide an overview of his work and teach beginners how to use Photoshop and phones to create memes. Simard will introduce his meme series Over-Researched and Under-Invested examining 2SLGBTQQIA inequality and discrimination from the perspective of human rights, economics, and mental health. He will also discuss the principles of Zaakidiwin Inakinogewin* underpinning Anishinaabe specific solutions to the problems addressed in the series. *𝑍𝑎𝑎𝑔𝑖'𝑖𝑑𝑖𝑤𝑖𝑛 𝐼𝑛𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑜𝑔𝑒𝑤𝑖𝑛 : http://bit.ly/Zaagiidiwin-Inakinogewin All details here → http://bit.ly/Workshop-Memes 𝐑𝐒𝐕𝐏 : robin.simpson@concordia.ca

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Illusions of Control – Montreal premiere with director Shannon Walsh!

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cinémathèque québécoise, 355 Boul de Maisonneuve E.
Montreal, Quebec H2X 1K1 Canada
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Join us for the Montreal Theatrical release of Illusions of Control, with a Q&A with director and Concordia alumni Shannon Walsh! A riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster, ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL unfolds in landscapes irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them. Five women confront unbearable crises: Silvia searches for her missing daughter in the deserts of northern Mexico; Yang attempts to hold back the expanding desert in China; Kaori mobilizes mothers as citizen-scientist to monitor radiation in Fukushima, Japan; Stacey builds on Indigenous knowledge to confront toxic legacies in Yellowknife; and, Lauren stands at the crossroads of a terminal cancer diagnosis in Chicago. What opportunities does ecological instability offer for imagining new ways of relating to each other, to the places we inhabit, and to our collective future? Each story reveals surprising ways to live on, and reimagine life in the ruins. Presented by Cinema Politica Network, hosted by Cinémathèque québécoise. Friday February 7 @ 8:00 PM - director in attendance, English subtitles Sunday February 9 @ 3:00 PM - director in attendance, French subtitles Tuesday February 11 @ 6:00 PM Saturday February 15 @ 3:00 PM Monday February 17 @ 6:00 PM Wednesday February 19…

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Haiti Betrayed – special screening with guest speakers!

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hall Building, H-110, 1455 Maisonneuve O.
Montreal,
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$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for a special screening of HAITI BETRAYED with guest speakers in attendance for a Q&A. The film is a searing indictment of Canadian leaders' complicity in the international oppression of the long-suffering nation. This screening is co-presented with Solidarité Québec-Haïti. 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. HAITI BETRAYED Elaine Brière / Canada / 2019 / 90 ' / English - French / partial English subtitles Haiti has been fighting for its right to self-governance for centuries. Yet, the international organizations mandated to support world peace have worked together to keep the country in shackles. Seven years in the making, Elaine Brière’s film meticulously reconstructs Canada’s role in the events that culminated in the United Nations-sanctioned coup d’état on February 29, 2004 and the bloody aftermath that followed. More info: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/concordia/haiti-betrayed

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FASA x Collective Culture Workshop

February 18 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

FOFA Gallery 3-6PM

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12e Massimadi x Cinema Politica ★ Our Dance of Revolution !

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Concordia University H-110, 1455 de Maisonneuve West + Google Map
$5 – $10

Join Cinema Politica Concordia and Massimadi Montréal for the Quebec premiere of OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION. This event is part of Black History Month. We will have two protagonists from the film, activist Douglas Stewart, and writer Makeda Silvera in attendance for a post screening discussion. This beautiful, vibrant and rousing film celebrates the resilience of Toronto's Black queer community across a span of four decades. The film is a testament to the courage, tenacity and creativity they utilized to prevail against the forces of marginalization. This screening is co-presented with the Massimadi Festival. 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. OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION Phillip Pike / Canada / 2019 / 102' OUR DANCE OF REVOLUTION tells the story of how Black queer folks in Toronto faced every adversity, from invisibility to police brutality, and rose up to become a vibrant, triple-snap-fierce community. Capturing first-person accounts across a span of four decades, this feature-length documentary is more than a previously untold oral history, more than a reclamation of unsung people and events. More info: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/concordia/our-dance-revolution-clash

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March 2020

FASA’s Call For Favourite Artworks DEADLINE!

March 13
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Yiara vol. 08 launch + vernissage

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Espace-8, 4040 St-Laurent
Montréal, Canada
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Free

✨ Join us at Espace-8 for the launch of Yiara Magazine's eighth volume! All of our featured visual artists will have their works exhibited, and copies of the new issue will be distributed for free. There will be complimentary drinks and snacks. Entry is free, so bring a friend! ✨ FEATURED ARTISTS + AUTHORS // ARTISTES + AUTEUR.E.S: Sophia Arnold, Annabelle Brazeau, Esther Calixte-Bea, Nora de Mariaffi, Emma Harris, Jennifer Lee, Léa Martin, Anna Jane McIntyre, Alexia McKindsey, Elisabeth Perrault, Bella Silverman, Emma Vogt, Julia Woldmo, Chloë Lalonde. View our FB event for more details!

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