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Anarchist Film Room 2013

MONTREAL ANARCHIST FILM ROOM
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 11am-5pm
Room 119 at the CEDA (2515 rue Delisle)
accessible to wheelchairs – free

Throughout the day on SATURDAY MAY 25  the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair will host a Film Room, showing both feature and short films related to anarchism or anarchist-supported struggles. There is limited seating in the Film Room, and films will be starting on time, so please arrive a few minutes before each screening.

11am – 12:15pm:
Notre dame des luttes
(Jean-François Castell/52 min/FR/2012/France)

(A film about the struggle against the contruction of the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport in France. Film and post-film discussion in French).

Le documentariste Jean-François Castell a passé trois semaines au cœur de la lutte des opposants à la construction de l’ aéroport de Notre-Dame-des-Landes en France. Cette vision interne du conflit illustre le combat entre les militants écologistes et les forces politiques et policières et rassemble de nombreux témoignages où les forces s’unissent pour attirer une solidarité nationale.

12:30pm – 2:15pm:
Short films about the Quebec student unlimited general strike

(followed by discussion and debate; films and discussion in French)

- Manif-Action du 28 mars: Bloquage économique du port de Montréal par des étudiants de CEGEP et université (8’08 min)

- Manifestation du secondaires contre la hausse le 15 avril (3’29 min)

- Occupation symbolique du pavillon Roger Gaudry à l’Udem le 12 avril, en réponse à l’injonction imposée par le recteur – radicalisation des étudiants (2’42 min)

- Manifestation contre le plan nord le 20 avril (étudiants + activistes) (9’14 min)

- État policier, nuit du 22 mai – application de la loi 78 après une manie ayant regroupé ce même jour plus de 200 000 personnes (12’08 min)

- Manif de casseroles à Villeray (25-26-27 mai) en réaction à la loi 78 (4’29 min)

- Journée mondiale de soutien au peuple Québécois le 24 juin à Paris (appui international) (5’36 min)

- Université policière jour 1 (8’34 min) et jour 2 (6’09), injonction gouvernementale du 27 et 28 août, où tout est mis en oeuvre pour bâillonner la lutte et ficher, neutraliser les étudiants engagés, par la police et des “surveillants mercenaires” engagés par l’université

Nous sommes à vomir
(Pierre Luc Junet/16 min/FR/Québec/2013)

(A reflection and polemic on the Quebec student strike, with emphasis on the last public conference about the strike by CLASSE. Film and post-film discussion in French)

Essai vidéo qui a pris forme lors de la dernière conférence publique en période de grève de la CLASSE, alors que les élections provinciales étaient déjà prévues et que le mouvement cherchait d’un côté une piste de sortie et de l’autre des moyens variés afin de continuer une lutte qui quelques jours plus tard, finissait par se faire avaler par la machine électorale, les bureaucraties syndicales et leurs alliés. Le film est un pamphlet contre le mauvais tombé du rideau qui se profilait pourtant depuis quelques temps déjà, et un moyen d’expression subjectif choisi par l’auteur pour provoquer des réactions plus ou moins outragées sur la question.

2:30pm – 3:45pm
Le premier rasta
(Hélène Lee/86 min/FR/France/2011)

Who is the First Rasta? Who started the movement Bob Marley made famous? Born in Jamaica in 1898, Leonard Percival Howell was a seaman, traveling the world between 1915 and 1930. Fighting wars, carrying refugees across the oceans, he was exposed to the various dreams and ideologies of his time. He learnt pacifism from the trenches of World War I, Marxism from Russian sailors; he toiled among anarchists, disciples of Gandhi and Comintern agents, and sucked up in Harlem the flamboyant spirit of the Roaring Twenties. Back to Jamaica, he went on in 1939 to found the community of Pinnacle, the first rasta commune ever. This is where the rasta philosophy and way of life came into being. A striking culture, born out of hardship and persecution, it would in time spread to the four corners of the world on the wing of reggae. Film and discussion in French.

4pm – 5pm:
subMedia: A Decade of subversion

In 2003 subMedia.tv made its first anarchist film “Join the Resistance: Fall in Love!” inspired by the writings of CrimethInc. Ten years and hundreds of videos later, and subMedia.tv continues its prolific production of anarchist agit-prop, mashups, and journalistic reports. Come to this raucous celebration where we will project some of subMedia’s best videos including clips from “It’s the end of the world as we know it”,  shorts about shoplifting, reportages on the greek anarchist scene, indigenous blockades in the west coast and yes a healthy dose of riot porn.

- The Action Camp, 2012,  9 mins, English with French subtitles
Anarchists and community based allies heed to call of indigenous land defenders in so called British Columbia to build a permanent blockade to oil and gas pipelines.

- It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine, 2006-2013, 10, mins, English with French subtitles.
Selections from the most subversive news shows on the planet. The stimulator brings you updates from the muthafuckin’ resistance and the best riot porn on the web.

- Steal something from work day, 2010, 2 5 mins, English with French subtitles
Break down the divisions that separate you from your co-workers. Work together to maximize your under-the-table profit-sharing; Build up enough trust that you can graduate from taking things from work to taking control of your workplace itself!

- This is Athens, 2012, 11 mins, English with French subtitles
A video report about the how Greek anarchists are reacting to and organizing around the economic crisis, the massive influx of migrants and the rise of neo-nazis.

- Why I love Shoplifting from Big corporations, 2005, 5 mins, English with French subtitles
Gender bending punk rock crime spree inside a big box corporate store. Stealing has never bending fun! Inspired by crimethinc’s ‘Days of War, Nights of Love’

- I think I’m Emma Goldman, 2013, 3.5 mins, English
Video mash-up for MC Sole’s homage to the legendary American anarcho-feminist Emma Goldman.