Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University, 1250 Guy Street, FB 319,Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3H 2T4

Mailing address: Gem Lab, School of Cinema, FB 319, Concordia University, 

1455 Maisonneuve BLVD. West, Montreal, QC Canada, H3G 1M8

 

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Cinema in the Midst of Struggle

Screening Series

Cinema in the Midst of Struggle is an annual screening series programmed by the GEM Lab. 

 

This student-led initiative focuses on alternative media and political cinema, organizes workshops and master classes, and curates screenings in conversation with the annual Lab themes. Inaugrated in 2017, the Cinema in the Midst of Struggle has also partnered with several Concordia and community based projects, including Archives of AnticolonialismAlternative Media Cultures, and the Political Imaginary of waiting.

2019-2020 Cinema in the Midst of Struggle

Organizers: Sarika Joglekar, Marco Meneghin
& Tanvi Rajvanshi

Screenings:

Bearing witness, holding space: National Populism, Post Truth and the Documentary Form 

Location: GEM Lab

November 7

 

Spell Reel (2017, Filipa César) Screening + Workshop in collaboration with PAM, Feminist Media Studio, and Goethe-Institute Montréal  

Location: La Lumiere Collective + GEM Lab

November 17 + 19
 

The House of History (1996, Qadir Taheri)

Location: DeSeve Cinema

January 24

 

Selected Shorts from the Yangon Film School

Location: EV 1.605

February 15

 

Balangiga: Howling Wilderness (2018, Khavn De La Cruz)

Location: EV 1.605

March 6

Sara Gómez Short + Feature: En la otra isla (1968) + De cierta manera (1977)

Location: EV 1.605

March 27

2018 Cinema in the Midst of Struggle

Organizers: Sima Kokotovic, Egor Shmonin​ 

and Patrick Brian Smith  ​

Previous Cinema in the Midst of Struggle Related Events

Screenings:

Handsworth Songs, 1986, Black Audio Film Collective

October 19th

 

Zapatista, 1999, Eichart et al. 

November 21st 

 

A Feeling Greater Than Love, 2017, Mary Jirmanus Saba.

*in collaboration with la lumière collective, with filmmaker in attendance.
February 3rd, 2018

 

Miners Shot Down, 2014, Rehad Desai.
February 15th, 2018

 

Joshua Clover's talk: The Two No’s  

March 7th, 2018
 

X+, 2010, Marylène Negro.

April, 5th, 2018

The Archives of Anticolonialism

Winter/Spring 2018-2019
Organized by Giuseppe Fidotta, Sima Kokotovic, and Sanaz Sohrabi.

The Political Imaginary of Waiting
(Screening Series Component) Winter/Spring 2018-2019
Organized by Farah Atoui, Muhammad Khairy, Charissa Von Harringa and Viviane Saglier

Alternative Media Cultures (Politics of Alternative Media)
(Screening Series Component) Winter/Spring 2018-2019

Organized by Giuseppe Fidotta, Sima Kokotovic, and Sanaz Sohrabi.

The Unstable Object: Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Daniel Eisenberg

March 8th, 2018

Screening of A Feeling Greater than Love by Mary Jirmanus Saba
February 3rd,  2017

Screening of Saad Khan's Hide and Seek (2012)
November 24th, 2016