March 2020

Tuesday 3

LPIRG Board of Directors Election

Location: Online

On-line voting opens March 3rd at 9:00am

On-line voting closes March 6th at 3:00 pm.

Announcement in the Zoo at 5:00 pm

Wednesday 18

CANCELLED // LPIRG and Cinema Politica Present: Screening of Invasion and Illusions of Control

Location: Galileo's Gallery - Level 2 of the Students' Union Building, University of Lethbridge

Cinema Politica and LPIRG present:  A screening of "INVASION" and "ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL".
March 18th, 6pm - 9pm
Galileo's Gallery, Level 2 of the Students' Union Building 
University of Lethbridge 
4401 University Drive
Free for all to attend! 
(Please note both films have themes of colonization and violence.)
Directors: Michael Toledano, Sam Vinal and Franklin López.
Running time: 18 minutes 
Language: English
Released: 2020
In this era of “reconciliation”, Indigenous land is still being taken at gunpoint. INVASION is a new film about the Unist’ot’en Camp, Gidimt’en checkpoint and the larger Wet’suwet’en Nation standing up to the Canadian government and corporations who continue colonial violence against Indigenous people.

Director: Shannon Walsh
Running time: 87 minutes
Languages: English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, with English subtitles
Release: 2019

A riveting meditation on resilience in the face of disaster, ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL unfolds in landscapes irrevocably shaped by human attempts to dominate them. Five women confront unbearable crises: Silvia searches for her missing daughter in the deserts of northern Mexico; Yang attempts to hold back the expanding desert in China; Kaori mobilizes mothers as citizen-scientist to monitor radiation in Fukushima, Japan; Stacey builds on Indigenous knowledge to confront toxic legacies in Yellowknife; and, Lauren stands at the crossroads of a terminal cancer diagnosis in Chicago. What opportunities does ecological instability offer for imagining new ways of relating to each other, to the places we inhabit, and to our collective future? Each story reveals surprising ways to live on, and reimagine life in the ruins.