The Politics of Alternative Media (PAM)

Politics of Alternative Media (PAM) is a year-long project conceived as a series of workshops, screenings, and lectures organized by a collective of researchers, artists, and curators gathered around la lumière collective, Concordia University’s Global Emergent Media Lab, and Feminist Media Studio.


It aims to foster the exchange of ideas about grassroots, non-commercial and emancipatory practices using media as instruments of mobilization, empowerment, and community building. As an effort to counter the intensified reconfigurations of media landscape according to neoliberal logics, the project advocates forms of media cultures accessible to everyone and simultaneously invests in reimagining alternative media formations. PAM is coordinated by Giuseppe Fidotta, Sima Kokotovic, and Sanaz Sohrabi.

List of Events

Organizers: Giuseppe Fidotta, Sima Kokotovic & Sanaz Sohrabi

Spell Reel screening - (Upcoming) November 17 & 19, 2019

Filipa César

la lumière collective & GEM Lab

A Kahnawà:ke Community-Driven Production - April 4, 2019
Konwanénhon Marion Delaronde & Tóta tánon Ohkwá:ri


The Maine Video Activists Network - April 10, 2019

The Maine Video Activists Network

la lumière collective 

VOX POPULI: The ABC of Revolution - Feb 20, 2019

Lara Baladi


The Maribor Uprising screening - December 10, 2018 

Maple Razsa

la lumière collective

“The Labour of ‘Un-forgetting’: Co-Creating Documentary with Indigenous Communities” - November 16, 2018

Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier

Co-organized as part of the Labour of Media(Studies) Conference
la lumière collective


Off-Frame screening - November 8, 2018

Mohanad Yaqubi

la lumière collective

“Restoring Solidarity: Tokyo-Palestine Film Reels,” - November 7, 2018

a workshop with Mohanad Yaqubi