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KDocs Film Festival: Drone

(2014, 75 mins)
Director:
CAST Shahzad Akbar, Noor Behram, Brandon Bryant

Showtimes

Feb 19 10:30 am

ALL ACCESS TICKET PACK $20

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Brandon Bryant, founder, Project Red Hand, star of Drone

Inside the secret CIA drone war. Intimate stories from the war on terror. People living under drones in Pakistan and drone pilots struggling with killing through joysticks in the US.

The film covers diverse and integral ground from the recruitment of young pilots at gaming conventions and the re-definition of “going to war”, to the moral stance of engineers behind the technology, the world leaders giving the secret “green light” to engage in the biggest targeted killing program in history, and the people willing to stand up against the violations of civil liberties and fight for transparency, accountability and justice.

This is just the beginning. In the midst of fast advancement of technology and lagging international legislation the film shows how drones change wars and possibly our future.


 

All KDocs screenings are $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A, and snacks/beverages before the event. ($2 VIFF membership required.)

KDocs is Kwantlen Polytechnique University’s very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU’s communities. KDocs contributes to KPU’s engagement of various and varied communities, through documentary screenings and community dialogue, in critical thinking and understanding about ourselves, our communities, and our world.

KDocs Film Festival: Ivory Tower

(2014, 90 mins)
Director:
FEATURING Elizabeth Armstrong, Richard Arum, Jamshed Bharucha

Showtimes

Feb 20 02:00 pm

ALL ACCESS TICKET PACK $20

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education

As tuition rates spiral beyond reach and student loan debt passes $1 trillion (more than credit card debt), Ivory Tower asks: Is college worth the cost? From the halls of Harvard, to public colleges in financial crisis, to Silicon Valley, filmmaker Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside the New York Times) assembles an urgent portrait of a great American institution at the breaking point.

Through profiles at Arizona State, Cooper Union, and San Jose State —among several others— Ivory Tower reveals how colleges in the United States, long regarded as leaders in higher education, came to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. But along the way we also find unique programs, from Stanford to the free desert school Deep Springs to the historically black all women’s college Spelman, where the potential for life-changing college experiences endure. Ultimately, Ivory Tower asks, What price will society pay if higher education cannot revolutionize college as we know it and evolve a sustainable economic model?

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: Kathy Corrigan, MLA, Official Opposition Deputy Chair and spokesperson for Advanced Education

All KDocs screenings are $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A, and snacks/beverages before the event. ($2 VIFF membership required.)

KDocs is Kwantlen Polytechnique University’s very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU’s communities. KDocs contributes to KPU’s engagement of various and varied communities, through documentary screenings and community dialogue, in critical thinking and understanding about ourselves, our communities, and our world.

KDocs Film Festival: Peace Officer

(2015, 105 mins)
Directors:

Showtimes

Feb 19 05:30 pm

ALL ACCESS TICKET PACK $20

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker: William "Dub" Lawrence, star of Peace Officer

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of ’Dub’ Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his rural state’s first SWAT team only to see that same unit kill his son-in-law in a controversial standoff 30 years later. Driven by an obsessed sense of mission, Dub uses his own investigation skills to uncover the truth in this and other recent officer-involved shootings in his community, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.


All KDocs screenings are $5 and includes a panel discussion/Q&A, and snacks/beverages before the event. ($2 VIFF membership required.)

KDocs is Kwantlen Polytechnique University’s very own Documentary Film Festival, led by learners and educators from all of KPU’s communities. KDocs contributes to KPU’s engagement of various and varied communities, through documentary screenings and community dialogue, in critical thinking and understanding about ourselves, our communities, and our world.

Resistance

Program Running Time 72 min.


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