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Sedition (screening) and Spoken Word Event

November 21, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

| Free

Join us for a free public film screening of
“Sedition” (2008, 16mins) folllowed by Spoken Word performances by Rebecca Thomas (Halifax Poet Laureate) and Poets For Progress


Paul O’Regan Hall


Commissioned by PEN Canada in 2008, Sedition is a 16-minute documentary by Min Sook Lee that explores issues around media and bias, and sensitive issues in the classroom. Sedition profiles two young spoken-word artists who grapple with issues of racism and censorship, and offer their thoughts on the power of poetry to effect social change. The featured artists, Boonaa Mohammed and Rafeef Ziadah, perform their poetry, tell their stories, and artfully challenge viewers’ thinking about education, bias and freedom of expression. Schools and communities that book performances as part of The TAXI Project’s spring 2009 tour received a copy of Sedition for viewing. Toronto Palestine Film Festival (2008) ReFrame Peterborough International Film Festival (2009) Festival de Films sur les Droits de la Personne de Montreal (2009) London Palestine Film Festival (2009) Chicago Palestine Film Festival (2009) Oxdox International Documentary Film Festival (2009) TRANSFORMING CLASSROOMS AND STREETS: LIFE LESSONS OF POETS AND BEAT MASTERS, Toronto 2009

Followed by performances by Halifax’s Poet Laureate Rebecca Thomas (http://www.halifax.ca/culture/PublicArt/PoetLaureate.php) and Poets For Progress (http://www.metronews.ca/news/halifax/2016/02/21/poets-for-progress-group-in-halifax-aims-to-give-back-.html)

Admission is always free and films are all open to the public. Followed by moderated discusssion.

The Radical Imagination Project, in partnership with the Cinema Politica Network and the Halifax Public Libraries is pleased to bring you this series of documentary films to stir the sould and evoke the struggle for a better society. Please see our other events for more information, or visit http://radicalimagination.org/


November 21, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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