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February 2017

Screening: In the Shadow of Borders

February 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                  Join us for a free public screening of IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS (2015, 37 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/shadow-borders Halifax Central Library, Room 301 Is Canada the welcoming country for migrants it likes to call itself? IN THE SHADOW OF BORDERS challenges this myth and, through personal stories of detention, denial of essential services, labour exploitation and deportation, exposes how precarious are the lives of those without status. By connecting histories—of indigenous sovereignty,…

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Screening: The Crossing

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of THE CROSSING (2015, 55 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/crossing Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall THE CROSSING tells the difficult story of individuals forced into displacement and takes us along on one of the most dangerous journeys of our time with a group of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, crossing a sea, two continents and five countries, searching for a home to rekindle the…

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March 2017

Screening: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES (2016, 87 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/prison-twelve-landscapes Halifax Central Library, Room 301 The screening will be followed by facilitated discussion with special guest Ardath Whynacht. THE PRISON IN TWELVE LANDSCAPES excavates the hidden geographies of the modern prison system by offering a film about the prison in which we never see an actual penitentiary. Instead, the film unfolds as…

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Screening: Colonization Road

March 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of COLONIZATION ROAD (2016, 47minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/colonization-road Halifax Central Library, Room 301 COLONIZATION ROAD unearths the history of the Public Lands Act of 1853 — its impact on First Nations, treaties, land and the expansion of "Canadian" settlement. Anishinaabe comedian and activist Ryan McMahon follows a few roads, one in his own home town of Fort Frances, Ontario, where the main drag is…

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April 2017

Public Discussion: Our Common Front Against Fascism

April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

                          How have people organized to confront fascism? What are the best lessons we can learn for our own organizing from historical examples near and far? Join us for a public discussion about struggles against fascism then and now and the history and contemporary possibility of building a common front against fascism. A public discussion featuring John Munroe and Isaac Saney, moderated by Alex Khasnabish. Free and open…

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Screening: Ovarian Psycos

April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                      Join us for a free public screening of OVARIAN PSYCOS (2016, 72 minutes) https://www.cinemapolitica.org/film/ovarian-psycos Halifax Central Library, Paul O'Regan Hall Since forming in summer 2010 the Ovas have made it their mission to cycle for the purpose of healing, reclaiming their neighborhoods, and creating safer streets for women on the Eastside. At first only attracting a few local women, over the past few years the Ovarian Psycos have inspired…

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May 2017

Barring Who We Are: Prison from Turtle Island to Palestine

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Halifax Central Library,
5440 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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                            From political rhetoric to the popular imagination, prisons are presented as key social institutions and incarceration as a necessary tool for maintaining civilized life. But are they? What if, instead of imagining prisons as frightening but essential places, we understand them as institutions key to defending and extending white supremacy, settler colonialism, and capitalist exploitation? Drawing on examples from Turtle Island to Palestine, this panel explores…

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