Image: Scene from Bevel Up by Nettie Wild, Canada, 2008.
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 fourth screening, directed by Nettie Wild, features the documentary film Bevel Up. This screening has been programmed by students working with the University of Winnipeg's Peer Support Group. Bevel Up follows street nurses as they administer blood tests and emergency aid to drug users who are living on the streets of downtown Eastside Vancouver. This documentary is a compelling exploration of the ethical, practical and legal issues that medical professionals face when reaching out to provide medical attention to men and women in Vancouver's inner city.
For more information about Bevel Up, please visit: http://www.bevelup.com/. For more information about the Cinema Politica network, please visit www.cinemapolitica.org.
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Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA wish to extend thanks to Cinema Politica for making it possible for us to participate in this network.