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Film Screening: The Awakening & The American Visionary

On March 9th, Cinema Academia welcomes Outaouais Wellness Learning (OWL) and Free the Falls to share two movies: The Awakening and The American Visionary.

Cinema Academica hosts film screenings during the academic year at the University of Ottawa on various social, political and economic issues in order to increase social consciousness and encourage activism in the community.

All films are completely free of charge and are followed by discussion.

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The late Grandfather William Commanda.

The late Grandfather William Commanda.

In the afternoon, we will be showing The Awakening, a ~45min documentary featuring Algonquin spiritual elder Grandfather William Commanda about spiritual principles for life, and the vision of creating institutions to continue bringing the native teachings to indigenous and non-indigenous peoples alike, so that we can remember and hold the way of living with the earth in a good way.

Later in the afternoon, a showing of American Visionary, about Barbara Marx Hubbard, and the idea of human civilization stepping into its own, awakening to a path of conscious evolution and stewardship of our earth, living in a more enlightened way.

Outaouais Wellness Learning representative Judith will be facilitating these first showings.

The late Dr. Shiv Chopra, advocate and whistleblower for food safety in Canada.

The late Dr. Shiv Chopra, advocate and whistleblower for food safety in Canada.

Later in the evening, facilitator Ken of Food Sovereignty Canada will be sharing some videos on food safety and having a healthy food system, featuring some of the work of the late Shiv Chopra.

Food will be available in the lounge outside the showing auditorium on the first floor of the Social Sciences building at the University of Ottawa, for those who would like to stay and try to enjoy the whole day of showings.


Screening Location: University of Ottawa, FSS 1006

Parking: There is limited metered parking on campus on Séraphin-Marion (the continuation of Wilbrod west of Cumberland) and in the adjacent lot east of Tabaret Hall, and also on Louis Pasteur, between MacDonald Hall and Gendron Hall.

The meters are enforced 24/7.

There is also a pay-and-display lot beside Simard Hall. The best bet is on nearby streets in Sandy Hill, e.g., Henderson, where there are signs for 2 or 3 hour parking up to 7:00 p.m., unrestricted after 7:00