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Coca-Cola doc chronicles a bitter battle

A stunning documentary chronicles the efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders in Columbia.

"As soon as the union was formed, the trouble started," intones the brother of murdered Columbian union leader Isidro Gil ominously at the start of The Coca-Cola Case, a documentary co-production by the NFB and Argus Films.

The 86-minute film chronicles the relentless efforts of American lawyers trying to take the soft drink giant to court over the killings of 10 union leaders, who represented workers at Coke bottling plant s in Colombia.

The documentary splits its time nicely between two battles: the court fight waged by Daniel Kovalik, lawyer for the United Steelworkers union, on behalf of Columbian union members and the public awareness crusade of Ray Rogers, who directed the Campaign to Stop Killer Coke.

Reel Injun is real interesting

Reel Injun explores the history of how Native Americans have been portrayed on film, from silent screen to Atanarjuat.

The image of Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner, in the great Inuit movie, is what still stays in my mind almost a decade after its release -- one lean desperate man dashing naked across the choppy Arctic ice and snow to flee from the murderers of his brother.

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Photo: Blackfish
| June 27, 2014

Indigenous Resistance and Solidarity - Against Pipelines, For The Land

Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:30pm

Location

Mayfair Theatre
1074 Bank St
Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 23' 40.4736" N, 75° 41' 2.1084" W

In the lead-up to National Aboriginal Day (June 21), we’re happy to invite you to our exciting upcoming film night:

Indigenous Resistance and Solidarity
Against Pipelines, For The Land

Thursday June 19th, 6:30pm
at the Mayfair Theatre, 1074 Bank St
Ottawa (unceded Algonquin territory)

This event will feature four short films:

photo: Secret Trial 5
| April 25, 2014
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A set of sizzling films at 2014 Hot Docs

Photo credit: Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

More than 190 documentaries from 43 countries will be featured in this year's Hot Docs Canadian international documentary festival with a slew of special events -- including appearances by hard rocker Alice Cooper for Super Duper Alice Cooper, Star Trek's George Takei at the screening of To Be Takei and The Measure of All Things Live Documentary in which Oscar-nominated director Sam Green will live-narrate his film about stories from the Guinness Book of World Records accompanied by a live soundtrack from New York band The Quavers.

photo: NFB
| March 14, 2014
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Line in the Sand project dissects Northern Gateway pipeline

Jean-Philippe Marquis and Tomas Borsa, co creators in St. James, B.C.

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You could say Tomas Borsa and his buddies have drawn a "line in the sand" between anger and activism. Spurred by what they saw as the lack of deeper public and community input into the environmental risks of a twin pipeline that would run 1,177 kilometres between Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. the gang got their game on.

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Rob Mills on Canadian Show Biz and the trick for getting your film funded

August 31, 2013
| oin us for a fun conversation as Rob tells about why he got into Canadian show business, the trick to getting your film or TV show funded and why there’s hope for Television.
Length: 42:17 minutes (33.88 MB)
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Kalyanee Mam on film-making and social change

August 30, 2013
| Kalyanee talks about her move from law to film-making, how to remain hopeful, social change and the future of Cambodia.
Length: 42:08 minutes (33.76 MB)
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