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The Coca-Cola Case

September 26, 2011

A National Film Board film detailing a crusade against a soft drinks giant, The Coca-Cola Case, is being presented by Cinema Politica at Medicine Hat Public Library on Monday, September 26, 2011. Screening time is at 7:00 pm in the Library Theatre.

Colombia is the trade union murder capital of the world. Since 2002, more than 470 workers’ leaders have been killed by paramilitaries hired by large corporations intent on crushing the unions. Among these corporate brands is Coca-Cola.

In a legal and human rights battle, three activists from the United States launch a crusade against the soft drinks giant, via the U. S. federal court and the Stop Killer Coke! campaign. This film documents the fight which ensues, pitting victims searching for justice against the lure of cash and power.

CINEMA POLITICA is a non-profit media arts organization based in Montreal with nearly 100 screening locations all over the world (as of September 2011). Each chapter (“local”) screens independent political documentaries for free or by donation to audiences, with guest filmmakers and speakers often invited to participate. Cinema Politica claims to be the “largest volunteer-run, community and campus-based documentary-screening network in the world”.

Cinema Politica and Monday Night at the Movies/Friends of Medicine Hat Public Library have partnered to present this free program.

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