Velvet Revolution

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Velvet Revolution


7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Concordia University Room H110
1455 Maisonneuve West, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8

Velvet Revolution

Monday, December 4, 2017, 7pm
Cinema Politica Concordia
1455 Maisonneuve W., Room H110
Admission by donation

Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Montreal premiere of Velvet Revolution – Six women directors follow female journalists who courageously and tirelessly work in their field despite a myriad of threats and challenges. This evening’s viewing will start with the short Forecasting Change; a doc about a woman in Southern India who learns how to forecast weather to help her fishing community face devastating storms. We will be joined by independent documentary maker, trans-media artist, and professor Liz Miller!

The event is co-sponsored by Réalisatrices Équitables. The event is being co-presented by CUTV (Concordia University Television)Fondation filles d’action – Girls Action FoundationSouth Asian Women’s Community Centre / Le CCFSAAfghan Women’s Centre of Montreal,Fédération des femmes du Québec and The Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Admission is by donation ($5-10 suggested). The venue is wheelchair accessible.


In VELVET REVOLUTION, six women directors take their lens up-close to Women Making News. In a world riven with conflict and dictatorial regimes, where journalists are constantly under threat from both, state and non – state actors, what drives these women journalists to do their jobs? This doc brings you the testimonies of women journalists from Bangladesh, Cameroon, India , Philippines, Afghanistan, Syria, United Kingdom and Ajerbaijan on how they spoke truth to power. 

“I did not want to be a war correspondent… but the war came to my door-step” says award winning Syrian journalist, Zaina Erhaim, now living in exile in southern Turkey.

“The President is wrong when he says that journalists are being killed because they are corrupt- who corrupts whom… who holds the power to corrupt?” asks Kimberlie Ngabit Quitasol, a young woman journalist from Philippines.

“I could not leave my co-warriors in the middle of the battlefield” says Bonya Ahmed, the wife of slain Bangladesh blogger, Avijit Roy and the Editor of Muktomona, in her first ever documentary interview

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