In November of 2012 Cinematheque premiered a series of films on human rights in collaboration with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The series featured films on major figures like Chinese activist Ai Weiwei and the occupation of Tahrir Square. Once again we will explore issues on the front line of human rights ranging from John Walker’s stunning new film on Inuit land rights in the north, to the superb new documentary on guerilla punk performance group Pussy Riot. One highlight (featured in the Gimme Some Truth Festival) is Alex Rogalski’s curated program of the human rights films and videos of Canadian filmmaker John Greyson who was held in an Egyptian prison for seven weeks before being released. Greyson will be in attendance. These films are vital and personal, bringing important issues of human dignity to the forefront.

Friday – Sunday, March 7 – 9 / 7 pm
Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Thursday – Saturday / March 13 – 15 / 7 pm
Sunday, March 16 / 2 pm
Wednesday, March 19 / 7 pm
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Saturday, March 22 / 7 pm
Rebel in The Night (The Human Rights Shorts of John Greyson)

Saturday, April 5 / 7 pm
Sunday, April 6 / 2 pm
Brother Number One

Friday – Sunday / April 25 – 27 / 7 pm
Arctic Defenders

Cinematheque acknowledges the generous support of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the presentation of Speaking Truth to Power

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