Showing posts with label 99% Film Fest. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 99% Film Fest. Show all posts

Sunday, April 14, 2013


A 4 O’clock Whistle Documentary on the Recent Cuts to the College of the North Atlantic and the Student’s Response:
Including In-depth Interviews, Rally Footage, and Personal Messages from Students and Concerned Citizens

Friday, July 20, 2012

99% Film Fest -- The Right to Sleep, Tuesday 24 July, 7:00 pm, Arts 1043 at MUN

This coming Tuesday, as part of the 99% Film Fest, there will be a screening of a documentary titled The Right To Sleep, which recounts the experiences of B.C. social justice activist David Arthur Johnston and his campaign to affirm the right of homeless people to be able to pitch tents and sleep in public parks.

David was recently in St. John's, spreading the word about his campaign and providing information about his court battles and his VICTORY in a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms case on this very issue.

Join us Tuesday at 7 pm in the Arts Building of Memorial University (room 1043) for the screening. For a bit more information on David Arthur Johnston, check out his write-up on the Right to Sleep, and also  a recent article in the Independent on David's visit to St. John's.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Film Screening of "The Take"

This Tuesday, March 20th, we will be viewing the documentary "The Take." Everyone is welcome and discussion will follow! We will meet, as usual, in SN 4068 at MUN at 8 PM.

Here is a short description of the film via TopDocumentaryFilms:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

99% Film Fest and Workshop Series

Protest Movements and Contentious Politics workshop with Dr. David Close

When: Tuesday, March 13th, 8:00 pm

Where: MUN Science Building, room 4068 – free parking in lot 15B

Join us on Tuesday, March 13th, for the latest in the 99% Film Fest and Workshop Series. This workshop, facilitated by Dr. David Close from the Political Science Department, focuses on protest movements and contentious politics. Contemporary examples, like the Spanish Indignados and the Occupy movement, will be discussed alongside earlier examples, such as the anarchist collectives after the Spanish Revolution, organized protest in the wake of the Great Depression, and the 60's counter-culture movements.

Along with a discussion of these and other examples, the workshop will be a chance to talk about common issues social movements face, such things as questions of organization and identity, questions of strategy and perception, questions about the future, and any other topics of interest to you. Professor Close writes about, and teaches courses on, protest movements and contentious politics, so it’s sure to be an informative workshop for local activist groups... See you there!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

"Money" presented by the 99% Film Fest

"Money makes the world go round. But where does money come from? How is it created? How does it run out?"

The fourth film in the 99% Film Fest is Money by Isaac Isitan.  The film will be shown on Tuesday January 24th at 7:30 pm, in room SN4068.  A map can be found here, the building is marked 21 and free parking is available in lot 15B.   Admission is FREE!

Update:  the date of the film has been changed to January 24th to avoid conflict with a public forum on Muskrat Falls.

"Filmed in Argentina and in Turkey at a time when both countries are going through the worst financial crisis in their history, the film exposes the root causes of the crisis. It looks at how structural adjustment programs, imposed by the International Monetary Fund, have destroyed the two countries' economies, tapping their resources for foreign interests and gutting the value of their national currency.

Money is the blood of the economy and the basis of exchange. Deprived of money, Argentinians have a revolutionary idea and create their own currency. For them, it is a question of survival.

This phenomenon is not limited to countries in crisis. There are over 3000 barter networks for goods and services based on local currency. In the heart of the United States, in Ithaca (NY), the director met with a community for whom the local currency is the expression of their political will to support and develop local exchange at a time when capital so easily crosses borders."

Friday, December 2, 2011

"Manufacturing Consent" presented by the 99% Film Fest

The third film of the 99% Film Fest is the award winning "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the media". The film will be shown Wednesday December 7 at 6 pm in the MUN Arts & Admin building room A1046 (note the room change). Admission is FREE. A group discussion will follow.

Update:  Speaking of bias in the corporate media, check out this article analyzing media coverage of the Occupy movement in Canada.

Friday, November 25, 2011

"Who's Counting" presented by the 99% Film Fest.

The second film of the 99% Film Fest is the NFB produced film "Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Global Economics" by Academy Award winning director Terre Nash.  The film will be shown on Wednesday November 30 at 6 pm in the MUN Arts & Admin building room A1043.  Admission is FREE.  A group discussion will follow.

Update:  If you missed the screening, the film is available for free streaming here. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Launch of 99% Film Fest

The first film of the 99% Film Fest is the Academy Award winning "Inside Job".  
Wednesday November 23 at 6 pm in the MUN Arts & Admin building room A1043. 
Admission is FREE. The film will be followed by a group discussion.

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