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

This post published on February 27, 2015

POST-SCRIPT: Read the 2-part Storify archive of this event!

OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs continues to innovate across Canada!

We are very excited to announce a new kind of collaboration with the award-winning documentary The Secret Trial 5 during the month of March, 2015. This month our hybrid cinema ‘event’ will last a couple of weeks, as we engage online with the #ST5film team throughout their Cross-Canada tour, in order to, well — Connect the Docs! Then join us live in Vancouver on March 25 for a finale screening and webcast discussion with the filmmakers.

Download the MEDIA RELEASE. ST5film_ConnectTheDocs_Mar2015

The Secret Trial 5

The story of 5 Canadian immigrants imprisoned without trial reveals the reality behind Canadian ‘security certificates’. This important and timely documentary sheds light on the politics of secrecy and provides a chilling foreshadow to the government’s proposed anti-terrorism Bill C-51. Find out more about the film and hosting a screening on the Secret Trial 5 website.

Join the Cross Canada Tour March 12-25, online or live!

During the month of March, the Secret Trial 5 filmmaking team are touring their topical film across Canada, and we’re joining them – online and in person! Between March 12-25 the OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs team will be tweeting and posting about their journey, the film, the issue, the people they meet and directing traffic to watch the documentary online here (starting March 12, 2015). Join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #ST5film.

Secret Trial 5 Screening Tour

Watch the film in Vancouver or Victoria: 6.30pm March 25

Vancouver is the final stop of their Canada wide screening tour, at the Vancity Theatre 6.30pm Wednesday March 25, 2015 (online ticket link). The OPEN CINEMA Connect the Docs team will travel to Vancouver to welcome filmmakers Amar Wala and Noah Bingham to the west coast, and webcast the post-screening discussion to our LIVE page.  Info and tickets for the Vancouver screening here.

If you’re in Victoria, attend a screening hosted by the West Coast Greens at their lovely new Community Space at 843 Fort Street. Doors open at 5.30pm, film starts at 6.30pm. Suggested donation is $10. Popcorn and refreshments will be served. More details and updates on the Facebook Event page, or email Kathryn Juricic for more info:

Watch the webcast: March 25

Following the screening, we’ll connect the docs by webcasting the post-screening discussion with the filmmakers; you can join the discussion and ask questions about their journey: the people, the places, the discussions and the calls to action about secret trials, security certificates and Bill C51.

photo of Amar Wala (DIrector) and Noah Bingham (Producer), Secret Trial 5

Amar Wala (DIrector) and Noah Bingham (Producer), The Secret Trial 5

Participate from Home, Anywhere — Anytime!

The film will available for online VOD viewing during the Secret Trial 5 cross Canada tour in March 2015,  so you can watch from home and engage online anytime between March 12-25. Hop on over to the OPEN CINEMA LIVE page to watch the film online anytime (starting March 12). The webcast discussion starts at 8pm PST March 25 on our LIVE page.

Host a Pop-up Event on March 25!

If you are interested in hosting a pop-up screening and taking advantage of our online engagement on Wednesday March 25, please contact us for more details.

The conversation starts now, follow the hashtag #ST5film

See you at the hybrid movies!

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