For 16 years Cinema Politica screened independent political films and video by Canadian and international artists at Concordia University every Monday. Cinema Politica hosts films that cover a series of sustainability topics;
In Winter 2020, the films comprising Cinema Politica’s “Resilient Bodies: Reclaiming Life & Space” series deal with different social justice and sustainability issues, more specifically focusing on the ways in which Black, Indigenous, disabled and ill bodies find personal and collective ways to survive and heal within oppressive systems.
In Fall 2019, the films comprising the “Mining Injustices, Toxic Chemicals: Communities Fight Back” series deal with different environmental, social justice and sustainability issues, more specifically focusing on communities fighting against powerful corporations contributing to environmental destruction and severely impacting human health and wellbeing in the process.
In Winter 2019, Cinema Politica was funded for their Environmental Justice and Human Rights. The films featured in this series dealt with different environmental, social justice and sustainability issues, more specifically focusing on communities fighting against mining projects, the destruction of their lands, and the powerful institutions behind environmental and human rights abuses.
In Fall 2018, Cinema Politica hosted films comprising the Land Rights and Community Action series that dealt with different environmental, social justice and sustainability issues, more specifically focusing on communities grappling with a past of discrimination and land dispossession, engaging in contemporary struggles for recognition.
Cinema Politica series “Screening Sustainability” – a film series that dealt with different environmental and social sustainability issues around the globe.
Cinema Politica is a Montreal-based media arts, non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. We believe in the power of art to not only entertain but to engage, inform, inspire, and provoke social change. Cinema Politica is the largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world. All screenings are by donation.
Cinema Politica is committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins. We program works that feature under-represented characters and tell stories which confront and challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.