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Film screening: Waltz with Bashir

Friday, September 17, 2010 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Location

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (by Bathurst subway)
Toronto, ON
Canada
Phone: 647.726.9500
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W

Almost 30 years after the event, the massacre at Sabra and Shatila within the Lebanon War of 1982 remains a chilling memory to the inhumanity and abuse of military power over the lives and deaths of ordinary people.

The damage to both victim and victimizer is captured admirably by the animated documentary film, Waltz with Bashir. Released in 2008, it is written and directed by Ari Folman who took part as a soldier in the Lebanon War.

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Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF)

Saturday, October 2, 2010 (All day) - Friday, October 8, 2010 (All day)

Location

The Bloor Cinema; Jackman Hall Theatre; InnisTown Hall Theatre
506 Bloor Street West; 317 Dundas Street West; 2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 39' 55.5624" N, 79° 23' 56.4828" W

We're excited to announce that the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (TPFF) will returning for its third year!

TPFF is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing vibrant Palestinian cinema to GTA audiences. Our mandate is to promote Palestinian culture through cinema, music and other forms of visual arts. TPFF was concieved in 2008 in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Al-Nakba.

To find out more, please visit www.tpff.ca.  You can also stay tuned by adding us on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.

Animaction! A Special French-language Animate This! workshop

Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 1:00pm

Location

NFB Mediatheque
150 John St. (at Richmond St. W)
Toronto, ON M5V3C3
Canada
Phone: 416.973.3012
43° 38' 57.9264" N, 79° 23' 27.1716" W

Families are invited to take part in this special French-language, hands-on animation workshop for children ages 6-13. The theme is Lazy Summer Days (2-D clay/pixillation), where participants will create a storybook retelling of their favourite summer memory, to hold onto forever.

Also featuring the much-anticipated sequel to L'Hiver de Léon (Léon in Wintertime), Le printemps de Mélie (Molly in Springtime). This puppet animation by Pierre-Luc Granjon tells a medieval tale of treachery and love.

*Please note this workshop will be conducted in French.

FREE

Registration required, as capacity is limited.

www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Celebration of the Tremplin Filmmaking Competition

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 2:00pm

Location

NFB Mediatheque
150 John St. (at Richmond St. W)
Toronto, ON M5V 3C3
Canada
Phone: 416.973.3012
43° 38' 57.9264" N, 79° 23' 27.1716" W

All films screened in French with English subtitles.

Mon père, le roi (My Father, the King)

In relating a son's harrowing memories, My Father, the King, tells the story of the reconciliation of a family that fell victim to a father's religious fanaticism, and a mother's desperate tenacity.

Chœur d'une culture (Together in Harmony)

This film shows that French outside Quebec doesn't necessarily have a bleak future, as the Chorale Saint-Jean from Edmonton is invited to take part in festivities organized for Quebec City's 400th anniversary.

Habiter la danse (Inhabiting Dance)

Green Screens presents Worst Case Scenario

Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 7:00pm

Location

NFB Mediatheque
150 John St. (at Richmond St. W)
Toronto, ON M5V3C3
Canada
Phone: 416.973.3012
43° 38' 57.9264" N, 79° 23' 27.1716" W

Residents along the Clearwater River in Alberta, opposed to a proposed sour gas well, fear the impact a deadly hydrogen sulphide leak could have on their lives.

Preceded by CITIZEN Z

A flourishing neighbourhood group is threatened with evacuation from a Toronto Park on Christmas Eve.

FREE

www.nfb.ca/mediatheque

Film Screening: Michel Perrin's Molakana: Sewing the World

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 - 6:30pm

Location

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2H1
Canada
Phone: 416-599-5321
43° 39' 17.3736" N, 79° 23' 13.2072" W

Film Screening: Michel Perrin's Molakana: Sewing the World

French ethnologist Michel Perrin saw a mola for the first time in 1975 and became enthralled.

Twenty-eight years later he made Molakana: Sewing the World, a film about molas and the Kuna people. Come see views of the San Blas Islands and bright scenes of molas being made in this homage to Kuna women and their artwork. Film length: 52 minutes.

Free for TMC Members and Full-time students, Non-members $10. Advance tickets may be purchased in person at the TMC's front desk. Please arrive early, seating is limited.

Sierra Club film fundraiser

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 - 11:32am

Location

Dalhousie Student Union Building - Rm 224
6136 University Avenue
Halifax
Canada
Phone: 902-444-3113
44° 38' 13.8516" N, 63° 35' 19.7772" W

 

Sierra Club presents: Blue Gold a film screening fundraiser

On Tuesday, July 20th, the Atlantic Chapter of Sierra Club Canada will be hosting a film screening fundraiser to support its upcoming conference on water conservation. The conference, part of a national campaign, provides grassroots groups, community leaders and municipal staff with tools and resources to achieve sustainable water conservation practices. To cover the costs of the conference, the Atlantic Chapter will be showing Blue Gold: World Water Wars.

Trans Film Night: "PRINCESA"

Thursday, June 17, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

The Centre for Women and Trans People UT
563 Spadina Ave.
Toronto M5S 2J7
Canada
Phone: 416-978-8201
Fax: 416 978 1078
43° 39' 35.8488" N, 79° 24' 1.0368" W

Trans Film Night: "Princesa"

==> Free Film, Free Snacks, Free Talk!

** The Pride Week Edition: Our Pride is Political **
Gear up for Pride with this extraordinary film that showcases trans Pride, sex worker Pride, and celebrates complexity over limited identities.

Russia Today - online film library on World War II

War Witness - Russia Today films

including ....

Munich 1938

Hope and Hate

Surviving the Siege (of Leningrad)

Children of Stalingrad

Kursk - the burning bulge

Brest - anticipation of victory

Europe in the spring of 1945

FAll of Berlin

interviews with survivors and veterans

 

This may be some of the material from the Burt Lancaster narrated "The Unknown War" series. There is also a discussion forum (in which the typical ignorance of the Soviet role in the Pacific theatre of war, the critical defeat of the Japanese in Manchuria, and so on, is given a smack down) , etc etc. Very impressive for RT. Bravo.

Film: Memory & Memorialization - Remembering the Nakba

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm

Location

Beit Zatoun
612 Markham Street (right by Bathurst subway)
Toronto
Canada
Phone: 647.726.9500
43° 39' 53.2584" N, 79° 24' 44.6868" W

Film: Memory & Memorialization - Remembering the Nakba

The screening of two short videos and a moderated discussion explores the basis of memory and the human need to memorialize.

The narrative surrounding the Nakba in 1948 remains central to Palestinians and their supporters. Despite criminalization inside Israel's borders by the Nakba Draft Law (February 2010), the commemoration of the Nakba is a reality -- independent of laws and media.

For many the Nakba references a specific history, for others it provokes questions of memory and personal loss, of collective loss and finally, the loss of truth or recorded reality. The filmmakers will be in attendance.

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