They’re Killing Us + Frontera Invisible- w/ filmmakers & guests

A Cinema Politica presentation and Post Image Cluster affiliated event

Monday, March 18, 2019 at 7 PM – 9:30 PM

CINEMA POLITICA CONCORDIA THEATRE

1455 DE MAISONNEUVE OUEST

[Le français suit]

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Quebec premieres of THEY’RE KILLING US (Nos están matando – They’re killing us – Film) and FRONTERA INVISIBLE (Frontera invisible), followed by a discussion with land & human rights defenders HĂ©ctor Marino CarabalĂ­ and Senator Feliciano Valencia Medina, and filmmakers Emily Wright, Tom Laffay, and Daniel Bustos. The two urgent films follow Indigenous, campesino and Afro-descendent struggles in Colombia to protect their lands and rights.

This event is part of the two-day student-led social justice project They’re Killing Us (Organizers: Gwynne Fulton, Zulie Dath, Bert Lobb), supported by the Concordia Alumni Association (CUAA), Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) Special Projects Fund, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), the Sustainability Action Fund Concordia, Midnight Kitchen Concordia University Small Grants Program, and the School of Graduate Studies Graduate Community Building Fund. This event is co-presented with RELAM.

Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare provided on site by the Montreal Childcare Collective with 24 hour notice (https://childcarecollective.wordpress.com/about/ )

THEY’RE KILLING US
Emily Wright, Tom Laffay & Daniel Bustos Echeverry / Colombia – United States / 2018 / 21 ‘ / Spanish / S.T. English

#NosEstanMatando – “They’re killing us” – has become the cry of social movements across Colombia. The doc follows Indigenous, Afro-descendent, and campesino communities organizing to protect the land & their people, and fighting to keep the state accountable.

FRONTERA INVISIBLE
Nico Muzi & Nicolás Richat / Argentina – Belgium / 2016 / 28 ‘ / Spanish / S.T. French – English

FRONTERA INVISIBLE is the true story of communities displaced by big landowners’ rush for palm oil. Through victims’ testimonials, the urgent film gives voice to the local Indigenous people and farmers fighting to reclaim their land while exposing the major pitfalls of biofuels policy.

More info: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/concordia/frontera-invisible-theyre-killing-us

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Joignez-vous Ă  Cinema Politica Concordia pour les premières quĂ©bĂ©coises de FRONTERA INVISIBLE et THEY’RE KILLING US, suivies d’une discussion avec les leaders sociaux HĂ©ctor Marino CarabalĂ­ et Senateur Feliciano Valencia Medina, et les cinĂ©astes Emily Wright, Tom Laffay, et Daniel Bustos Echeverry.

Cet Ă©vènement fait partie du projet de justice sociale organisĂ© par des Ă©tudiants They’re Killing Us (organisateur.rices: Gwynne Fulton, Zulie Dath, Bert Lobb), et est co-sponsorisĂ© par le Concordia University Alumni Association (CUAA), Concordia Council on Student Life (CCSL) Special Projects Fund, The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS), Sustainability Action Fund Concordia, et School of Graduate Studies Graduate Community Building Fund. Cet Ă©vènement est co-prĂ©sentĂ© avec RELAM. Admission sur base de contributions volontaires (5-10$ suggĂ©rĂ©). La salle est accessible en fauteuil roulant. Un service de garde d’enfants est disponible gratuitement Ă  toutes nos projections grâce Ă  The Childcare Collective avec un dĂ©lai de 24 heures (https://childcarecollective.wordpress.com/about/).

THEY’RE KILLING US
Emily Wright, Tom Laffay & Daniel Bustos Echeverry / Colombie – Etats-Unis / 2018 / 21 ‘ / Espagnol / S.T. Anglais

#NosEstanMatando – “Ils nous tuent” – est devenu le cri des mouvements sociaux en Colombie. Le documentaire suit des communautĂ©s Autochtones, Afro-descendantes et campesinos qui collaborent pour protĂ©ger leurs terres et leurs peuples, en se battant pour tenir l’Etat responsable.

FRONTERA INVISIBLE
Nico Muzi & Nicolás Richat / Argentine – Belgique / 2016 / 28 ‘ / Espagnol / S.T. Français – Anglais

FRONTERA INVISIBLE est la vraie histoire de communautĂ©s expulsĂ©es par la course des grands propriĂ©taires vers l’huile de palme. A travers les tĂ©moignages de victimes, le film urgent donne une voix aux personnes Autochtones et paysans locaux se battant pour leur terre en exposant les risques des politiques de biocarburants. Plus d’infos: https://www.cinemapolitica.org/screening/concordia/frontera-invisible-theyre-killing-us


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Gwynne Fulton is an image theorist and practitioner based in Tio’tia:ke (MontrĂ©al), in Kanien’kehá:ka territory. She holds an MFA in Cinema and is currently a PhD Candidate in Political Philosophy and Visual Cultures at Concordia University.

This event is part of Post Image Cluster Member Gwynne Fulton’s ongoing research on the global circulation of images and their role in the formation of visual economies of power and sovereignty under contemporary necropolitics. Engaging recent theories of the image as well as poststructural and critical race theories, her doctoral research examines the imbrication of operative images in drone warfare, bystander recordings of extrajudicial police killings, and death penalty photography to address questions of violence, witnessing, spectatorship, and modes of resistance.

Fulton is a member of the Post-Image Lab at Milieux Institute and a member of the Board of Directors at Dazibao, in Montreal. In 2016-2017, she was a Visiting Doctoral Researcher at Villanova University in Philadelphia. As a Curatorial and Research Fellow at Slought Foundation, she assisted with the development of Slought’s Mediatheque space and co-organized screenings about the carceral state, the geopolitics of oceans, and trajectories of illegalized migration in the Black Mediterranean. She is currently conducting research in Bogotá, Colombia.