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The UF Film club proudly presents our new collaboration with Montreal-based Cinema Politica. The first screening will take place in Sappören on Monday 17th October 17.00 and the evening will proceed in Kafé Haga with mingle and a film quiz. It is free and everyone is welcome! Further down on this page you will find more information about the film, Cinema Politica and our new screening-local in Gothenburg.


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IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of a cell of the eco-terrorist organisation the Earth Liberation Front. By focusing on the transformation and radicalization of one of its members, Daniel. Part coming-of-age tale, part cops-and-robbers thriller, the film interweaves a captivating chronicle of Daniel on house arrest as he faces life in prison, with a dramatic recounting of the events that led to his involvement with the group. Along the way it asks hard questions about environment-alism, activism, and the way we define terrorism.

“Cinema Politica is a media arts, non-profit network of community andcampus locals that screen independent political film and video by Canadianand international artists throughout Canada and abroad. It isvolunteer-run and all screenings are by donation.”

For more information about Cinema Politica please visit the website: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/about  

For more information about the film and upcoming screenings please visit: http://www.cinemapolitica.org/gothenburg


 
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When: 30th of May · 17:00 - 20:00
Where: Sappören: Sprängkullsgatan 25 Göteborg

Last Film Club for the semester!

Though politically one-sided and at times resembling a corporate training video, Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (2004) is a highly effective Op-Ed style activist documentary, it's certain to make the blood of both liberals and conservatives boil, if for different reasons.

Financed by MoveOn.org and the Center for American Progress, and directed by Robert Greenwald, this direct-to-video feature traces the rise of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, which now includes nine television satellite networks, 100 cable channels, 175 newspapers, 40 book imprints, and 40 TV stations reaching three-fourths of the world's population, some 4.7 billion people. When Murdoch launched Fox News in 1996 as a rival to CNN, its CEO and Chairman, Roger Ailes said, "We'd like to be premier journalists and restore objectivity." Which is like a tobacco company spokesman insisting cigarette smoking doesn't cause cancer. (Stuart Galbraith IV, Amarican cinema historian and film critic)

Free for everyone.

Discussions at a local pub will follow the screening and you are all more than welcome to join!

 
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Not so much a documentary but a call to political action, Genocide: Worse than war, shows the blunt reality behind genocides.

Noted holocaust scholar Daniel Goldhagen takes the viewer on a world wide tour and shows the viewer the absolute worst humanity can do. From Rwanda to Guatemala, Nazi Germany and Bosnia we meet victims and murderers as well as scholars and politicians that tell the stories of genocide and the motivations behind the inactivity of the world community when these atrocities occur. The personal stories of rape and murder combined with the very critical voice of politicians and Daniel himself leaves the viewer to question: what is worse, genocide or all out war?

Topics for discussion include:
What can and should be done politically to prevent genocides in the future?
Does the suspicion of genocide give the world community the right to invade a sovereign nation?
What makes a person forget about his morality and lets him murder innocent people?

Join us afterwards for drinks at a local pub and discuss these or other issues related to the film, foreign policy in general or whatever is on you mind!

Time: 16 th May · 17:00 - 20:00
Place: Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25

Free for everyone!

 
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Time: the 18th of April · 17:00 - 20:00
Place: Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25


HOME is a low-key documentary that deals with climate change, management and allocation of resources on our planet. The film focuses on how humans over a short period of time has changed the natural balance of the earth, and the risks of the current energy consumption and what impact the current consumption has had and may have in the future.

The film premiered 5 June 2009 on the World Environment Day and was shown simultaneously... in cinemas, television, and on the Internet, to inform the widest possible audience. The film is also sponsored by EuropaCorp, a composition of different clothing companies.

With Glenn Close as narrator and the director Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Arthus-Bertrand is a photographer who primarily focuses on taking pictures with a perspective from above, which is also the perspective of 'Home'. He has been environmentally aware through his career and has started the organization "Good Planet", which advocates sustainable development and increased environmental awareness amongst the common man. In 2009, Arthus-Bertrand was awarded 'Champion of Earth' by UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme).

UF would like to invite you to talk about the film's handling of climate issues and how sponsorship may have influenced the film – is there a reason why the discussion of cotton was so short? Of course we also call for a broader discussion, beyond the borders of the film, on climate changes, the human impact on nature and the unequal distribution of resources.


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