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Montréal Video Project Gets Results Keeping Kids in School

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 11°C] I can’t believe I’ve been offline for such a long time. Whatever, I’m back with a video reportage I edited and helped produce with a group of students from Louis-Joseph-Papineau High School in the St-Michel neighbourhood of Montréal. I was hired as a filmmaker/journalist to mentor this group of students make a documentary film / reportage. The subject they chose was themselves: Le Foyer 636, a special class of students that follow a particular curriculum to help them move forward with their learning and encourage them to stay in school and not drop out. They wanted...

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Sixth International Campaign Against Israeli Apartheid Begins

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 1°C] The little known international campaign to promote the cultural, academic and economic divestment in the state of Israel is set to begin around the world on March 1, 2010. The growing campaign is modelled after the success of the global efforts that successfully dismantles Apartheid in South Africa. In its sixth year, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW), has become an important rallying event against Palestinian oppression with events organized in more than 50 cities worldwide. The Montréal IAW activities were announced this morning in a press conference that included the publication of an open letter signed by...

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Rick Prelinger Presents Visual Archive at FNC Lab

  [Montréal, Québec, Canada 4°C] What to do with archive footage. What is its value and who does it belong to? These questions and others were addressed at the 38th edition of Montréal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) by Rick Prelinger. His name and more importantly his archive collection was introduced to me a couple of years ago by the Montréal-based film and media arts collective, Volatile Works. As part of the festival’s daily FNC Lab, Rick Prelinger presented his San Francisco “appropriation friendly’ Prelinger Library. he shared his approach to keeping archival footage alive by providing access and allowing...

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Tanks Alot Sharon Video

Below is a short film from a few years back that has footage from a Montréal conference presentation and other footage taken in Palestine in the summer of 2002. It is about military oppression and resistance. It also discusses the role of the International Solidarity Movement who uses non-violent means of opposing Israeli oppression.

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Palestinian refugees face deportation from Canada

In 2001, Palestinians seeking refugee status in Canada began receiving responses from Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Some were refused while others were accepted.

The IRB was accused of being arbitrary and prejudicial against Palestinians seeking refugee status in Canada. One case that the Montréal Palestinians often referred to to back up their claim are of two brothers who are both from the Burj el-Barajneh Refugee Camp.