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WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? – screening with Silvia Federici and director Astra Taylor

January 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

- Free

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for a special screening of WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?, with scholar & activist Silvia Federici and director Astra Taylor in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, the searing doc reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Silvia Federici, one of the most important contemporary feminist theorists and activists, will be launching two of her latest books at this special event: RE-ENCHANTING THE WORLD: FEMINISM AND THE POLITICS OF THE COMMONS, and WITCHES, WITCH-HUNTING, AND WOMEN.

Presented in collaboration with the NFB. Co-presented with L’Euguélionne, librairie féministe, Feminist Media Studio and the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship CSDC / CÉCD. 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/ )

Astra Taylor / Canada / 2018 / 107 ‘ / English

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents, featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers. The urgent film connects the past and the present, the emotional and the intellectual, the personal and the political, in order to provoke and inspire. If we want to live in democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.