Monday, January 11, 2010

Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA Proudly Present "Bevel Up"

Gallery 1C03 and The UWSA will screen Bevel Up, on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Manitoba Boardroom (2nd Floor, Manitoba Hall, Room 70 – 2M70)

Image: Scene from Bevel Up by Nettie Wild, Canada, 2008.

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 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: For more information about the Cinema Politica network, please visit

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, January 19

Tuesday, February 23

Tuesday, March 23.

All films are selected by students affiliated with the UWSA’s on-campus service groups.

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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