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CIGI Cinema Series: Human Flow – Oct 17

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October 20, 2018

DATE AND TIME
Wed, 17 October 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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LOCATION
CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2
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About Human Flow

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of an eventful year in 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe in countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Greece, Germany, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, and Turkey.

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The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

 

 

Film Partnership logos

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

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DAY OF GRFF!!!

NewsletterSummer2016

July 11, 2016

It’s back! Our favourite annual sale for our online community! On Tuesday, September 27, 10am-10pm (in celebration of our 10th!) all GRFF tickets are half-price.

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Upcoming Events

NewsletterSummer2016

July 11, 2016

Fridays, all summer long Friday Night Movies Under the Stars, Shades Mills, Cambridge Free with park admission.
Saturdays, all summer long Free Flicks at KPL Free
July 22 UNHERALDED & THE PORTRAIT, NFB Film Club, Idea Exchange Free
July 14 & 28, August 11 & 18 Music & Movies in the Park, Waterloo Park Free entry with a can of food.
July 21, August 24 Music & Movies in the Park, Victoria Park, Kitchener Free entry with a can of food.
August 26 SOMETHING IN THE AIR, NFB Film Club, Idea Exchange Free

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Youth Outdoor Movie Night

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July 11, 2016

112878-IMPACT-Movie-Night-poster-July2016-smFREE! Tuesday July 12

Free outdoor movie night for youth at Forbes Park in Cambridge. Come watch Back to the Future and take your picture with the DeLorean. Go to www.regionofwaterloo.ca/impact for more information.

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Bridge POSITION

NewsletterSummer2016

July 11, 2016

Call deadline July 31

GRFF is excited to partner with the student-run Bridge Center for Design from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture for an exhibition of film related works. Position, an exploration of what it means to be an architect through various media will combine the components of film and design. Work Media accepted: Installation, film, sculpture, painting. Must fit through a 36” x 84” door and be ready to hang or place in the space. Films should be DVD or BluRay. @BRIDGEarch

Please contact bridge.grff@gmail.com with any questions.

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Julie Burdett

Faces of GRFF, NewsletterSummer2016

July 11, 2016

 

When you visit the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, chances are the first person you’ll meet is Julie Burdett, KWAG’s Visitor Services & Volunteer Coordinator. Seen most days at the Reception Desk at the entrance to the Gallery, Julie not only recruits and coordinates the efforts of KWAG’s wonderful volunteers, she also ensures that everyone who comes through the Gallery doors has an optimal experience here.

When asked what she likes most about her work at KWAG, Julie is ebullient:  “I like everything! I like working in a place where I get to focus on what I’m passionate about, which is the arts.” She notes that interacting with volunteers is a particularly enjoyable part of her job, and she has transferred that passion to her own volunteer work in the community. At the Grand River Film Festival, Julie is a Board member and Chair of the Design committee. It’s a perfect fit as her love of art and design provides the festival with a talented lead ensuring GRFF looks good!

Julie holds an Honours B.A. in Fine Art from the University of Waterloo, where she honed her skills painting in oils. An active artist, she has participated in a number of exhibitions, most recently at the Gladstone Hotel and Gallery 1313, both in Toronto.  Her work can be seen on her website at www.julieburdett.org

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CIGI Cinema Series: What Is Democracy? – Nov 28

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March 30, 2016

DATE AND TIME
Wed, 28 November 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT
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LOCATION
CIGI Campus Auditorium
67 Erb St. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6C2
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About What Is Democracy?

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted.

Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor.

Featuring a diverse cast—including celebrated theorists, trauma surgeons, activists, factory workers, asylum seekers, and former prime ministers—this 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.

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Film Partnership logos

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Grand River Film Festival, and THEMUSEUM to deliver public film screening events throughout the year.

 

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