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 at our next 'hybrid cinema' Connect the Docs event on January 28: ELECTION DAY IN CANADA: When Voter Suppression Comes Calling. Peter Smoczynski's documentary work-in-progress preview, forum and discussion about election fraud promises to be an exciting opportunity to talk about democracy in Canada.

Join us LIVE in Victoria, Sidney, BC, Cortes Island, UVIC & Grand Prairie, AB or ONLINE from anywhere! The presentation and discussion will be webcast on our LIVE page, along with a moderated #ElxnFraud tweetchat and Facebook discussion.

Our LIVE page is your one stop shop to hybrid cinema engagement, starting at 7pm PST January 28, 2015!

See you at the hybrid movies!

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