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The Coca-Cola Case Tour

Press release

2010/01/08


NFB partners with Cinema Politica
New film by Germán Gutiérrez and Carmen Garcia will screen in universities.

Montreal, January 8, 2010 – The National Film Board of Canada is pleased to announce that it has formed a new partnership with Cinema Politica to screen films made by the NFB and its production partners at universities across Canada. Cinema Politica is a non-profit network of community and campus locals that screen independent political films and videos by Canadian and international artists throughout Canada and abroad. It is volunteer-run, and admission to screenings is by donation.

The Coca-Cola Case will be the first film launched under this new partnership. The documentary will be released in 18 cities in Canada, with additional international screenings in Norway, Sweden, New Zealand and the United States, from mid-January to the end of March 2010.

Directed by Germán Gutiérrez and Carmen Garcia, and produced by Argus Films in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, The Coca-Coca Case follows labour rights lawyers Daniel Kovalik, Terry Collingsworth and activist Ray Rogers of the Stop Killer Coke campaign as they attempt to hold the giant U.S. multinational beverage company accountable in this legal and human rights battle.

Organized in partnership with Cinema Politica, the tour will begin with a screening at Concordia University in Montreal on January 18, followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and Ray Rogers. In Canada, Cinema Politica will hold discussions after all screenings on the tour. 

The film’s trailer, downloadable excerpts as well as interviews with the filmmakers are available at NFB.ca/the-coca-cola-case.

The Coca-Cola Case Tour

Please check the website for up-to-date information as well as a list of panellists for each city.

Montreal, QC — Monday, January 18
Victoria, BC — Wednesday, January 20
Sackville, NB — Sunday, January 24
Ottawa, ON — Monday, January 25
Vancouver, BC — Wednesday, January 27
Fraser Valley, BC — Thursday, January 28
Fredericton, NB — Friday, January 29
Halifax, NS — Tuesday, February 2
Cape Breton, NS — Wednesday, February 3
Toronto, ON — Thursday, February 4
London, ON — Friday, February 5
Woods Hole, USA — Saturday, February 6
Stockholm, Sweden — Monday, February 8, at Stockholm University
Windsor, ON — Thursday, February 11
Yellowknife, NWT — Wednesday, February 17
Trondheim, Norway — Thursday, February 18
Saskatoon, SK — Friday, February 19
Lethbridge, AB — Tuesday, February 23
Peace River, AB — Tuesday, March 9
Auckland, New Zealand — Tuesday, March 16
Moncton, NB — Tuesday, March 30

*Film will be screened in English and Spanish with English subtitles.


About Cinema Politica

Cinema Politica is the largest student-focused, campus-based documentary-screening network in the world. With over 70 chapters in Canada and abroad, Cinema Politica reaches a potential audience of millions. Programming focuses on political documentaries that tell stories underrepresented in the mainstream media and offer critical perspectives on social reality. The network is volunteer-run and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. To find out more about this Montreal-based media arts initiative, visit cinemapolitica.org.

About Argus Films

The co-founders of Argus Films, Carmen Garcia and German Gutierrez, have been active in the field of documentary film and video in production, direction, scriptwriting and cinematography for more than two decades. They launched the company in 1988, producing their own projects while continuing to collaborate with other private companies and with the National Film Board of Canada on numerous productions.

After a hiatus of a few years, Argus Films resumed operations in 2002. The company has received several awards and honours, and is renowned for the talent of its collaborators and the quality of its productions. Dedicated to capturing the fabric of life, Argus Films offers a critical and insightful point of view on the events great and small that make up our world. argusfilms.ca


About the NFB

Canada’s public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. The NFB is expanding the vocabulary of 21st-century cinema and breaking new ground in form and content through community filmmaking projects, cross-platform media, programs for emerging filmmakers, stereoscopic animation – and more. We’re working in collaboration with creative filmmakers and co-producers in every region of Canada, with Aboriginal and culturally diverse communities, as well as partners around the world. Since the NFB’s founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies. In 2009, Neighbours/Voisins by NFB animation founder Norman McLaren was added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. The NFB’s new website features over 1,400 productions online, and its iPhone app has become one of the most popular and talked-about downloads. Visit NFB.ca today and start watching!

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Source: National Film Board of Canada

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Information:

Pat Dillon
NFB Publicist
Tel.: 514-283-9411
Cell.: 514-206-1750
E-mail: p.a.dillon@nfb.ca