Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Next Cinema Politica Screening - Myths for Profit

Cinema Politica at the University of Winnipeg's next screening will be the film  Myths for Profit: Canada's Role in Industries of War and Peace, to be shown in Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall on Friday, February 1 at 3:30 p.m.

Directed by Montréal-based media maker and social justice organizer Amy Miller, Myths for Profit (Canada, 2009) was selected for screening by the University of Winnipeg Part-time / Mature Students’ Centre.

This film is a dramatic, exposé documentary which explores 'Canada’s role in Industries of War and Peace’. Through diverse interviews and case studies this documentary unveils the specific interests and profits that are made by certain corporations, individuals and agencies within Canada. By examining these myths we seek to find out what are the possible motives that hide behind these stories, and if there are certain people who stand to gain and maintain these misconceptions. Only by breaking down these myths can we hope to understand how these systems of power operate, and help empower people across Canada to change them.

According to the film’s website, Myths for Profit considers the following:
MYTH 1) ‘Canada is a peacekeeping nation’
MYTH 2) ‘Canada’s military purpose is defence’
MYTH 3) ‘Canada’s aid is helping people around the world’

All screenings will be open to all audiences – everyone is welcome. Admission is free, but donations to offset the costs of screening the film are welcome.

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is located on the third floor of Centennial Hall at The University of Winnipeg. Parking.

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 Myths for Profit.

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