Four outdoor screenings
at Cabot Square
Cinema Under the Stars presents four free documentaries of a social and political nature
Cinema under the stars by Funambules Médias unveils its programming of movies that will be screened at Cabot Square (Atwater / St. Catherine Wuest) in the Ville-Marie borough on Mondays from July 30 to August 20 as part of its 9th edition.
Thanks to the support of the Borough of Ville-Marie and the Caisse Desjardins du Quartier-Latin, Cinema Under the Stars will present four documentaries of a social and political nature, free of charge.
MAMAN COLONELLE (MAMA COLONEL)
Monday, July 30, 8:45 pm – Cabot Square (French subtitles)
Honorine Munyole, head of a police unit dedicated to the protection of minors in Bukavu, a Congolese city sitting on the country’s eastern borders with Rwanda, is preparing to leave for a new posting in the much bigger city of Kisangani. What appears to be a promotion turns out to be a more daunting challenge for her — a change which also reveals the dire social circumstances in which the country remains mired, years after its latest deadly civil war.
Monday, August 6, 8:45 pm – Cabot Square
Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade. The film traces how the “Ovas” emerged from the diverse, youthful, Latino, working class, immigrant neighborhoods of Boyle Heights and East Los Angeles, a community situated within the historic legacy of the Chicano/a Civil Rights Movement that emerged from L.A. in the late 1960s
CE SILENCE QUI TUE (QUIET KILLING)
Monday, August 13, 8:30 pm – Cabot Square (in French)
Since 2014, more than 1,181 Indigenous women in Canada have been murdered or have gone missing,according the RCMP… and this number is constantly increasing. How can a situation such as this endure in a country that likes to think of itself as a model of human rights? This is the theme of this documentary in which women and men testify to a disturbing reality and sound a heartfelt cry to break Ce silence qui tue (this silence that kills).
STATE OF EXCEPTION
Monday, August 20, 8:30 pm – Cabot Square
As Rio de Janeiro prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympics, a community of self-described “urban Indians” are threatened with forced eviction to make way for a stadium named after the original indigenous inhabitants of the territory. As the mega-events begin threatening a number of other communities with displacement, residents united to fight back in defense of their constitutional rights, temporarily suspended under a “state of exception”. This character driven story was filmed over the course of 6 years, utilizing production protocols that combine observational cinéma vérité with participatory documentary practices and citizen journalism.
Each screening will be followed by a discussion between the audience and the filmmakers and other guests. In case of rain, there will be resumption of the canceled projection on Monday, August 27th.
The 9th edition of Cinema Under the Stars, from June 26 to August 30, 2018, takes place in 15 public places in Montreal. In all, 61 free screenings anchored in local and international news will animate the public space to enlighten the public debate. The complete program and the places and times are online: cinemasouslesetoiles.org
Featured image: WABANOK