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Within the frame of an Indymedia convergence during the World Forum on Free Media, is hosting 3 events. To view the entire program for the the forum click here. A Decade of Subversion and Street Politics 101 screening.

Monday August 8 at 10:45 AM – 1:45 PM
McGill Arts Building Room 150
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Anarchist video production ensemble still producing crowd funded radical films for over 13 years.
In 2003 produced its first anarchist film “Join the Resistance: Fall in Love!” inspired by the writings of CrimethInc. 13 years later and is still bringing anarchy to the screen with its newest offering Street Politics 101 a video report on the militant battles of the 2012 Quebec student strike.
A Decade of subversion will be a celebration of’s video sabotage, with picks from the best videos from the over 200 it produced during the past 13 years and a talk by its founder Franklin López. The program will include clips from “It’s the end of the world as we know it and i feel fine”, shorts about shoplifting, mash-ups, short docs and Street Politics 101.
McGill Arts Building Room 150


Monday, August 8 at 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
McGill Arts Building Room 145
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This is a story of how a grassroots indigenous movement defending their lands from pipeline projects, was able to stop Canadian Federal police through the use of social media.
Last summer, members of the Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) attempted to illegally enter the Unist’ot’en Camp, a re-occupation of traditional Wet’suwet’en territory by members of that nation, that sits in front of a dozen or so oil and gas pipeline proposals. With the recent history of the brutal RCMP raid of the fracking blockade by indigenous Mi’kmaq Warriors, the Unist’ot’en acted quickly and released a series of videos of the RCMP incursion and trespassing attempts by pipeline companies, on their website and through social media. The effect was outstanding. The videos went viral and several over them reached over 1 million views. Outcries by citizens from around the word forced the hand of the RCMP, and it was revealed the they were indeed amassing personal for a large scale raid of the camp.


Video distribution in the era of Facebook
Wednesday, August 10 at 2 PM – 3:15 PM
Ferrier Building room 230 – 840 avenue du Docteur-Penfield McGill Campus
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This is event is part of the Indymedia Covergence taking place during the World Forum in Free Media

Before Youtube was even an idea, Indymedia provided open an publishing platform for autonomous video producers. Today, video distribution is dominated by corporations, who with the stroke of a key can arbitrarily take down videos and even video channels. Our dependency on these corporate services, and the lack of a solid alternative has left independent video producers vulnerable and at the mercy of for profit conglomerates. We invite video ninjas, filmmakers, media geeks and hackers to help us lay the groundwork and brainstorm ideas on new ways of to distribute video free from corporate control.

Moderated by Franklin López of,
Andréa Schmidt, Journalist & Documentary Filmmaker,
Chris Robe, author of “Breaking the Spell: A History of Anarchist Filmmakers, Videotape Guerrillas, and Digital Ninjas.”
Vlad Teichberg of

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