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  • My Brooklyn
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    My Brooklyn

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    Directed by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean ∙ 2012 ∙ United States

    This is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighbourhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves t...

  • The Nettie Wild Collection

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    For the first time ever, documentary powerhouse Nettie Wild’s film collection is available online for your streaming pleasure!

    Cinema Politica is honoured to offer The Nettie Wild Collection - featuring five of the director, writer and producer’s signature, award-winning, critically acclaimed wo...

  • What Would Jesus Buy

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    Directed by Rob Van Alkemade ∙ 2017 ∙ United States

    From producer Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME) and director Rob VanAlkemade comes a serious docu-comedy about the commercialization of Christmas. Bill Talen (aka Reverend Billy) was a lost idealist who hitchhiked to New York City only to find th...

  • Kettle
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    Kettle

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    Directed by Lucius Dechausay ∙ 2015 ∙ Canada

    "Kettling" is a police tactic used to control large crowds during protests. Officers surround the crowd from all sides, pushing them together into a smaller area. In many cases an individual's only means of exiting the kettle is through arrest. Set ag...

  • Out Run
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    Out Run

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    Directed by S. Leo Chyang and Johnny Simons ∙ 2015 ∙ United States

    As leader of the world’s only LGBT political party, Bemz Benedito dreams of being the first transgender woman in the Philippine Congress. But in a predominantly Catholic nation, rallying for LGBT representation in the halls of C...

  • Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied!

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    Directed by Sam Vinal ∙ 2017 ∙ Honduras - United States

    In Honduras, the most dangerous country in the world to be a land defender, Berta Cáceres' death has not silenced the many campesinxs fighting for justice and Indigenous Sovereignty. They mourn Berta's assassination with powerful chants of ...

  • If a Tree Falls

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    If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
    Directed by Marshall Curry ∙ 2011 ∙ United States - United Kingdom

    In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI ...

  • Water on the Table

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    Directed by Liz Miller ∙ 2010 ∙ Canada

    This film explores Canada’s relationship to its freshwater, arguably its most precious natural resource. Featuring best-selling author, activist and public figure Maude Barlow, and her crusade to have water declared a human right, protected from privatizati...

  • How to Change the World

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    Directed by Jerry Rothwell ∙ 2015 ∙ United Kingdom - Canada

    In 1971, it took a group of rebellious, longhaired friends on a rickety boat to get the topic of the environment on the global agenda. They fell short of their primary goal – to block nuclear weapon testing on the volcanic island of Am...

  • Bikes vs Cars

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    Directed by Fredrik Gertten ∙ 2015 ∙ Sweden

    Bikes vs Cars depicts a global crisis that we all deep down know we need to talk about: climate, earth's resources, cities where the entire surface is consumed by the car. An ever-growing, dirty, noisy traffic chaos. The bike is a great tool for chang...

  • Call Me Kuchu

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    Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall ∙ 2012 ∙ United States - Uganda

    In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labours to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, o...

  • Pax Americana: The Weaponization of Space

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    Directed by Denis Delestrac ∙ 2010 ∙ Canada - France

    As if there weren’t enough weapons here on earth, space has become the newest arena for countries around the globe to launch their struggle for supremacy. Denis Delestrac’s film Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space is packed full of so...

  • Whose Streets?

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    Directed by Sabaah Folayan ∙ 2019 ∙ United States

    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

    When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it...

  • Miners Shot Down

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    Directed by Rehad Desai ∙ 2014 ∙ South Africa

    In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of...

  • Burkindabé Rising

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    Directed by Iara Lee ∙ 2017 ∙ Burkino Faso - United States

    Burkinabè Rising showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of pol...

  • United in Anger: A History of ACT UP

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    Directed by Jim Hubbard ∙ 2012 ∙ United States

    UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Projec...

  • The Lesson of the Snail

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    Directed by Sylvie Lapointe ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada

    On 1 January 1994, the Indigenous people of Chiapas, Mexico vocalized their frustration with the political system loud and clear by describing it as fostering poverty and injustice. In the context of globalization, their call put forth that another wor...

  • The Take
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    The Take

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    Directed by Avi Lewis ∙ 2003 ∙ Canada

    The documentary opens in suburban Buenos Aires, where thirty unemployed auto-parts workers walk into their idle factory, roll out sleeping mats and refuse to leave. All they want is to re-start the silent machines. But this simple act - The Take - has the po...

  • Blockade
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    Blockade

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    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 1994 ∙ Canada

    Nettie Wild's overriding concern with the struggle for land and survival, established in A Rustling of Leaves, also underpins this film, but her focus shifts closer to home. A 22,000 square mile tract of land in northern British Columbia is the site of an...

  • Fix: The Story of an Addicted City

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    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 2002 ∙ Canada

    In this documentary, a group of Vancouver, British Columbia, activists, led by former computer salesman Dean Wilson, lead the charge to curb the city's drug problem and high HIV rate by opening North America's first safe-injection site. Surprisingly, they ...

  • A Place Called Chiapas

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    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 1998 ∙ Canada

    On January 1 1994, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN), made up of impoverished Mayan Indians from the state of Chiapas, took over five towns and 500 ranches in southern Mexico. The Government deployed its troops, and at least 145 people died in ...

  • A Rustling of Leaves

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    A Rustling of Leaves: Inside the Philippine Revolution
    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 1988 ∙ Canada

    This film offers a remarkable behind-the-frontlines look at the aftermath of the anti-Marcos “Yellow Revolution” that brought Corazon Aquino to power in the Philippines in 1986. Shot over eight months...

  • Polyland
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    Polyland

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    Directed by Dáša Raimanova and Zofia Brom ∙ 2018 ∙ Poland

    How does it feel to be black, LGBTQ+ or Muslim in Poland? POLYLAND gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the most homo...

  • The Hand that Feeds

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    Directed by Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick ∙ 2014 ∙ United States

    Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in A...

  • Whose Streets?

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    Directed by Sabaah Folayan ∙ 2017 ∙ United States

    Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising.

    When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it ...

  • Another News Story

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    Orban Wallace ∙ 2017 ∙ United Kingdom