Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cinema Politica: Art and Apathy

Together as part of the international documentary screening network Cinema Politica, Gallery 1C03 and The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) are pleased to present the film Art and Apathy at Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on Tuesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.

Art and Apathy directed by independent film maker Jessica Habie documents the relationship between art and social change in Israel and Palestine. Despite the way mainstream media portrays the conflict in the Middle East, the artists in this film produce work that provokes dialogue. Through their art, the film examines political and social elements in the Middle East that are often oversimplified by media. As a result, political ideologies and historical structures become clearer. The artist’s works inspire alternative perspectives transcending political rhetoric.

Art and Apathy was selected for screening by the Hillel Students Association. A discussion will follow the film facilitated by Dr. Angela Failler of the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at The University of Winnipeg.

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All screenings will be open to all audiences – everyone is welcome. Our screenings will always be free, but donations to offset costs are encouraged. Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is located on the third floor of Centennial Hall at The University of Winnipeg.

Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA wish to thank Cinema Politica for making it possible for us to participate in this network. We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for generously supporting this initiative.

Image: Scene from Art and Apathy by Jessica Habie.

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