Now starting its twelfth successful season, OPEN CINEMA is dedicated to the innovative use of cinema as a tool for community engagement. Screenings of documentaries in café-style venues are followed by open forum discussion with invited guests. Live events are amplified using virtual engagement and streaming tools, creating a hybrid cinema experience to Connect the Docs! OPEN CINEMA is a program of MediaNet in Victoria, BC.

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Join us live or online for our next extended 'hybrid cinema' experience during March, featuring the award-winning documentary THE SECRET TRIAL 5, that explores Canadians imprisoned without trial under 'security certificates', a chilling foreshadow to Bill C-51.

Engage with the filmmakers and discuss the issues as they journey across Canada between March 12-25, via hashtag #ST5film. Then join us for their West coast finale screening in Vancouver on March 25; we'll webcast the post-screening discussion with the filmmakers on the OPEN CINEMA LIVE page, and bring the online #ST5film discussion to a crescendo.

Or watch the film online anytime!

Find out more here.

See you at the hybrid movies!

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Connect the Docs: The Secret Trial 5 across Canada & Vancouver March 25, 2015

Connect the Docs: The Secret Trial 5 across Canada: Vancouver & Victoria March 25, 2015

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