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Feb
2
Fri
RED POWER: STANDING ROCK PART 2 @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Feb 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

RED POWER: STANDING ROCK PART 2

MICHELLE LATIMER / CANADA / 2017 / 66 ‘ / ENGLISH

FEB 02, 7:00 PM

Over 5,000 Red Power warriors descend on Standing Rock camp to stand in solidarity and protect tribal burial sites from the construction of a pipeline.

SYNOPSIS

RED POWER delves into the evolution of the Red Power Movement and tracks past battles and re-writes history using today’s unprecedented occupation at Standing Rock. A new indigenous generation, an expression of modernity grown up on tales of occupation— from Wounded Knee to Alcatraz— arise in protest against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a high-environmental impact pipeline designed to cut the United States from north to south.

RED POWER is part of a compelling 8 part documentary series called RISE for Viceland. This eight-episode documentary series is devoted to the struggle of the Native Indian tribes of America against the expropriation and violation of their territories and sacred places by multinational oil and mining companies.

Feb
16
Fri
#DIRENAYOL – Cinema Politica @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

#DIRENAYOL

RÜZGÂR BUŞKI / TURKEY – GERMANY / 2016 / 56 ‘ / TURKISH / S.T. ENGLISH

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AWARDS & FESTIVALS

World Premiere, 15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey

11th International Labor Films Festival, Turkey

9th Eagean Documentary Days, Turkey

9th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey

24th Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week, Turkey

Documenta14 – 34 Exercises of Freedom, Greece (International Premiere)

59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany

1st Transformations Trans Film Festival Berlin, Germany

8th Which Human Rights? Film Festival, Turkey

6th Pink Life KuirFest, Turkey

Translations – 12th Seattle Transgender Film Festival

UPCOMING SCREENINGS

FEB 16, 7:00 PM

A fresh & exuberant doc that reminds us of the many colours of human living as we travel the streets to meet activists involved in the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

SYNOPSIS

#direnayol accompanies trans* activist Şevval Kılıç during the 21st Istanbul LGBTI Pride caught up in the reflexions of carnivalesque Gezi Park Uprising. #direnayol is a turbulent audiovisual journey witnessing a wind of hope, humour, and solidarity wished to be remembered in the politics of Turkey today.

Mar
16
Fri
WHOSE STREETS? – Cinema Politica @ Conserver House, Fredericton
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHOSE STREETS?

SABAAH FOLAYAN & DAMON DAVIS / UNITED STATES / 2017 / 103 ‘ / ENGLISH

MAR 16, 7:00 PM

A visceral, gritty and gutsy film that captures the tension and timbre of contemporary America’s racism, police brutality and anti-racist resistance movements.

SYNOPSIS

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis know this story because they have lived the story.

Whose Streets? is a powerful battle cry from a generation fighting, not for their civil rights, but for the right to live.