Cinema Politica will host a series of film screenings this semester, presenting works that feature under-represented characters and tell stories which challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.
Admission is by donation; all screenings take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays in room 108, Odette Building.
The January 26 screening is If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front. It tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of a cell, by focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thrilller, the film interweaves a verite chronicle of one member as he faces life in prison with a dramatic recounting of the events that led to his involvement with the group. Along the way it asks hard questions about environmentalism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.
The rest of the semester promises:
- February 2 – You Never Bike Alone
- February 16 – Seeking the Current
- March 1 – Tales from the G20
- March 15 – Dive! Living Off of America’s Waste
- March 29 – End:Civ - Resist or Die
- April 5 – Force of Nature
- April 19 – Better This World