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Cinema Politica has come to the University of Calgary!

The Department of Communication, Media and Film is immensely excited to announce that Cinema Politica has come to the University of Calgary!

 

The film series formerly known as Movies that Matter is now a part of the world-renowned organization Cinema Politica, which has been screening independent, political film for over 15 years.

 

Cinema Politica has established a thriving global cinema culture that includes over 100 local chapters all over the world, and this year, the University of Calgary has joined their ranks. This means that the screenings taking place on campus as of November 28th will reflect Cinema Politica's core mission to promote cinema by independent artists that deals with important socio-political, cultural, environmental and economic issues.

 

The emphasis of Cinema Politica's catalogue is on stories underrepresented in mainstream media, particularly political struggles in Canada. The University of Calgary will now have access to this extensive catalogue that includes rare and unique films about social justice.

 

Please join us for our first screening, Arnaquq-Baril’s controversial Angry Inuk (2016), at 7pm,  November 28th in the Gallery Hall on the main floor of Taylor Family Digital Library. The film has garnered wide, international acclaim for its exploration of the impact that the European Union’s ban on the import of seal products has had on Inuit communities.

 

Watch the trailer here

 

For more information, please see: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/uofcalgary