In partnership with The UWSA, we are pleased to join the international documentary screening network, Cinema Politica, as the first Manitoban chapter through the formation of "Cinema Politica at The University of Winnipeg”. Together we will screen six socially and politically resonant films over the course of the 2009/2010 academic season.
Engaging students in ways that encourage informed citizenry through creative and critical thinking is key to Gallery 1C03 ’s mandate and, as a facet of the University capable of connecting widely through the interdisciplinary nature of visual and media art, we hope our involvement with Cinema Politica will help us continue to grow relationships with students, faculty, and staff on campus, as well as citizens of Winnipeg at large. Watching films about issues that matter and taking time to talk about and plan actions can move us to a more equitable and sustainable world. Art and culture matter and the capacity for creative documentaries to inspire and challenge us is a testament to this fact.
Our first screening, Blue Gold: World Water Worlds, directed by Sam Bozzo and narrated by Malcolm McDowell, will serve as a prelude to the UWSA’s forthcoming “Water Week” program.
Bozzo predicts that as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena, future wars will be fought over water just as they are fought over oil today. He urges us to think about the corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vying for control of our dwindling supply, and reports on protests, lawsuits, and revolutions launched by citizens fighting for the right to survive. He reminds us that past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management and he asks: can the human race survive?
For more information about Blue Gold, please visit: www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com. For more information about the Cinema Politica network, please visit www.cinemapolitica.org.
Save the dates!
Future Cinema Politica at the University of Winnipeg screenings will take place at 7:00 p.m. in the Manitoba Board Room (Rm 2M70) on:
- Tuesday, October 20
- Tuesday, November 24
- Tuesday, January 19
- Tuesday, February 23
- Tuesday, March 23
Blue Gold: World Water Wars will screen on September 22, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Manitoba Boardroom (2nd Floor, Manitoba Hall, Room 70)
All screenings will be open to all audiences – everyone is welcome from across the campus, and across the city. Our screenings will always be free, but donations to offset costs are welcome.
Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA wish to extend thanks to Cinema Politica for making it possible for us to participate in this network. We are collectively grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for generously supporting this initiative.
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