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Cinema Politica is committed to supporting alternative, independent, and radical political film and video, and the artists who dare to devote time, passion and resources to telling stories from the margins. We program works that feature under-represented subjects and tell stories which confront and challenge conventional fiction and documentary narratives.
East Hastings Pharmacy
Directed by Antoine Bourges ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada ∙ 47'
EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY is a chronicle of a typical pharmacy in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, where most clients are on a treatment for opioid dependence that requires taking daily doses of methadone witnessed by the pharmacist. The pharmacy is a site of rituals and repeated interactions, where quiet routine and confrontation follow each other in continuous movement. Antoine Bourges' film was made in collaboration with residents of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside through improvisations and re-enactments.
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