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Go Frack Yourself: A Gasland II review

Go Frack Yourself: A Gasland II review

By Milène Ortenberg It’s no secret that our ecosystems are paying a steep price for our exploitation of natural resources. While some argue that eco-exploitation is without a doubt a sacrifice we need to make, some say that it doesn’t have to be. Director Josh Fox is one of them. His family home in Milanville, … Continue reading

Review: All of Us Guinea Pigs Now? / Tous Cobayes?

Review: All of Us Guinea Pigs Now? / Tous Cobayes?

By Milène Ortenberg If you aren’t familiar with Monsanto, GMOs and the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, you’ve probably been living under a rock for the last few years. This environmentally nauseous trifecta has been highly publicized and has brought about a great deal of public debate concerning the “progress” of bioengineering and modern agriculture. The amount … Continue reading

REVIEW: Edible City and Crackdown!

REVIEW: Edible City and Crackdown!

By Milène Ortenberg Edible City Welcome to Edible City, where lush gardens are adjacent to bustling freeways, goats casually roam the street, and the nutritional value of strawberries is a classroom discussion. Filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area, this documentary explores the renaissance of urban farming and takes a look into the lives of … Continue reading

REVIEW : Carbon Rush documentary

REVIEW : Carbon Rush documentary

Lee-Ann Mudaly | Contributor The crowded streets of Dehli, India, continue to fill, as a threatening haze of poisonous smoke rise from factory chimneys on the horizon, and sits thick over the city and its people. A garbage truck offloads onto a mountain of waste, where men, women and children alike, await eagerly to sift … Continue reading

REVIEW: One man, one story, five cameras

REVIEW: One man, one story, five cameras

Mali Navia | Contributor During a conflict opposing the Israeli army, in the Palestinian village of Bil’in, situated in the West Bank, a man decided to film everything. Camera in hand, Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, became the eyes of the conflict. 5 Broken cameras is an honest documentary, almost created by accident that presents … Continue reading

REVIEW : The Hole Story

REVIEW : The Hole Story

Athena Tacet | Contributor A few more than a hundred students gathered last Monday, Sept. 24, to attend the screening of the documentary The Hole Story (2011) co-presented by Cinema Politica and The Quebec Public Interest Research Group at Concordia (QPIRG). Directed by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie, the film denounces Canada’s profit-driven mining industry … Continue reading

REVIEW : A Survivor’s tale

REVIEW : A Survivor’s tale

Leita Boucicaut | Contributor From 2006 to 2008 I lived in Seoul, South Korea, where I taught English as a second language. During that time, my curiosity about Korean culture knew no bounds. Complex and passionate people, Koreans have an almost insatiable need for success that I have yet to experience elsewhere. My interest in … Continue reading

REVIEW: Chartrand Le Malcommode, by Manuel Foglia

REVIEW: Chartrand Le Malcommode, by Manuel Foglia

Athena Tacet | Contributor Active spokesman on behalf of workers’ rights, Outremont-born print worker Michel Chartrand (1916-2010) became an essential actor in Quebec’s syndicalism’s history from its early days in the 1940s, until 2010, when he passed away. He played a significant role in the 1949 Asbestos Strike, which saw the revolt of asbestos miners, … Continue reading

REVIEW : Hiroshima – atomic catastrophe

REVIEW : Hiroshima – atomic catastrophe

Erica Commisso | Contributor Hiroshima, in the United States, was considered a victory. The scientific development that was the Atomic bomb broke records and effectively solidified victory in World War II for the Americans. What is long forgotten, however, is that August 6, 1945 changed the lives of many Japanese people. With one detached soldier … Continue reading