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Cinema Politica UofT: Better This World

Sponsored by UTGSU


7:00pm
- 9:00pm
Thursday January 30 2014

Venue: First Nations House Lounge
Address: 563 Spadina Ave
Cost: FREE
Accessibility: YES

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How did two boyhood friends from Midland, Texas wind up arrested on terrorism charges at the 2008 Republican National Convention? Better This World follows the journey of David McKay (22) and Bradley Crowder (23) from political neophytes to accused domestic terrorists with a particular focus on the relationship they develop with a radical activist mentor in the six months leading up to their arrests. A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal, Better This World goes to the heart of the War on Terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.
 
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Cinema Politica UofT is an initiative of the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union. We screen films that challenge conventional narratives and that explore underrepresented stories. Our film screenings aim to engage students and the community in critical issues surrounding equity and environmental justice. We seek to accomplish this by following each screening with a discussion about how the content of the film relates to our own experiences and what action we can take collectively.
 
For more information on Cinema Politica UofT: www.cinemapolitica.org/uoft.
For more information on the University of Toronto Graduate Students' Union: www.utgsu.ca
Organizer:external@utgsu.ca

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