Rip a Remix Manifesto at Cinema Politica Saskatoon

Upcoming Screening by Cinema Politica Saskatoon


Rip: A Remix Manifesto
Tuesday, February 21st,
Screening – 7 P.M.
PAVED Arts – 424 20th Street Saskatoon

Panel Discussion:   Priscilla Settee (Traditional Indigenous Knowledge vs. biopiracy)
David Lariviere (copyright vs. copyleft in the visual arts)
Others TBA

In RiP: A remix manifesto, Web activist and filmmaker Brett Gaylor explores issues of copyright in the information age, mashing up the media landscape of the 20th century and shattering the wall between users and producers. The film’s central protagonist is Girl Talk, a mash-up musician topping the charts with his sample-based songs. But is Girl Talk a paragon of people power or the Pied Piper of piracy? Creative Commons founder, Lawrence Lessig, Brazil’s Minister of Culture Gilberto Gil and pop culture critic Cory Doctorow are also along for the ride. A participatory media experiment, from day one, Brett shares his raw footage at, for anyone to remix. This movie-as-mash-up method allows these remixes to become an integral part of the film.


“Cinema Politica Saskatoon is the formalizing of a 10-year political education project which has included dozens of film screenings and which has taken on a number of forms over those years.  During the winter months Cinema Politica will be collaborating with local campus-based organization, Mobilization for Global Justice to screen films and during the summer months with Turning the Tide bookstore to continue the tradition of Car-less Drive-in screenings in the parking lot of the bookstore where community members are invited to bring a lawn chair and watch documentaries under the stars.  Part of the goal of Cinema Politica Saskatoon is to not only screen documentaries to the public as passive participants but to recruit and train new political film enthusiasts and train them in the basics of organizing screenings themselves. We hope that this model will see the proliferation of screenings in our community and the education of community members beyond the usual circles of regular attendees of these types of screenings. We look forward to a long and mutually-beneficial relationship with this important network of grassroots film collectives.”

Future Screenings:

Tuesday Mar 13 7:00 pm
Walsh, Shannon / CA / 2009 / 72 min

From … visit them for upcoming screenings.

~ by cineflyer on February 22, 2012.

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