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Cinema Politica (Ottawa)

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This is run out of Carelton University, they show movies, and initiate a discussion afterwards.

The next one....

BURMA VJ

Where: Unicentre Protected content Campus
When: Wednesday, November 11 at 7:00 PM
Cost: Admission by Donation
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Going beyond the occasional news clip from Burma, the acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Østergaard, brings us close to the video journalists who deliver the footage. Though risking torture and life in jail, courageous young citizens of Burma live the essence of journalism as they insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country. Armed with small handycams the Burma VJs stop at nothing to make their reportages from the streets of Rangoon. Their material is smuggled out of the country and broadcast back into Burma via satellite and offered as free usage for international media. The whole world has witnessed single event clips made by the VJs, but for the very first time, their individual images have been carefully put together and at once, they tell a much bigger story. The film offers a unique insight into high-risk journalism and dissidence in a police state, while at the same time providing a thorough documentation of the historical and dramatic days of September Protected content , when the Buddhist monks started marching.

the Garden
Wednesday November 25, Protected content
Screening begins 19h00
Venue: Tory Building (TB Protected content Campus
The Garden: An award-winning doc that chronicles the struggle of the South Central Farmers in Los Angeles.

the Sari Soldiers
Wednesday December 9, Protected content
Screening begins 19h00
Venue: TBA (To get updates join Facebook group or email newsletter)
The Sari Soldiers: Six heroes in Nepal resist the King's oppression and fight for the future of their country.

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