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Medicine Hat Public Library and Cinema Politica partner in presenting H2Oil, a film about America’s thirst for oil and and the effect on Canada’s oil sands and environment. The film takes place on Monday, October 31 at 7.00 pm in the Library Theatre.

America’s biggest oil supplier has quickly become Canada’s oil sands. Located under Alberta’s pristine boreal forests, the process of oil sands extraction uses up to 4 barrels of fresh water to produce only one barrel of crude oil.

Water has become the most important issue to face humanity in this century. At the same time, the war for oil is well underway across the globe. A struggle is increasingly being fought between water and oil, with Alberta’s oil sands at the centre of this tension.

This recent film examines the social, ecological and human impacts and the coming crisis point, as pipelines move towards crisscrossing the continent from the Arctic to the southern U. S, leaving toxic water basins the size of Lake Ontario and surface mines as large as Florida.

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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Medicine Hat Public Library and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) present Going Blind, a film about glaucoma and vision loss on Saturday, October 29 at 2.00 pm. The film will be shown in the Theatre at Medicine Hat Public Library.

When American film maker Joseph Lovett developed glaucoma and subsequent vision loss, he decided to examine the different causes of vision loss, both from a medical and an emotional point of view. His film documents the experiences of a number of people: a young Iraq war vet, an art teacher, an architect and others who are coming to terms with their vision loss.

The Library and the CNIB invite those who may be losing their vision, along with their friends and family, to view this film and learn more about this devastating disease. For more information about the film, go to

Admission is free and refreshments will be served following the film showing.

For more information, contact Hilary Munro at 403-502-8533 or at

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.

For more information about Cinema Politica, go to:

For more information about The Coca-Cola Case, go to

Sunday, September 25, 2011

The National Film Board documentary, Force of Nature: the David Suzuki Movie, will be shown at 2.00 pm on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Medicine Hat Public Library.

In this recent film, the director, Sturla Gunnarsson, interweaves a lecture by noted Canadian environmentalist, Dr. David Suzuki, with scenes from Suzuki’s life and lifetime covering the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the past 70 years.

This film is being presented by Medicine Hat Public Library and the National Film Board’s NFB Film Club as a joint presentation.

This program is free and will be shown in the Library Theatre.

For more information go to or contact Hilary at 403-502-8533 or



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