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Film Club

What It Is and FAQ

Looking for something fun to do over your lunchbreak?  Join us for Film Club!

The first rule of Film Club is don't talk about Film Club . . .

Okay, just kidding.

Here's how it works:

We are trying a new format for Film Club this semester.

1. Each month we will pick a theme and suggest a few documentaries from our library collection.  You can watch any or all that you like, or even another film on the same topic.

2. We will promote the films ahead of time and you watch it on your own time.  We will focus mostly on documentaries on current topics, but reserve the right to switch it up, too.

3. At film club, we can discuss the films like any good book club would.  Just minus the wine.

4.  Most important note of all: ALL movies are free to view for all current students and staff!!

 

Check the Loop for updates or add Everything Library! to your streams to stay up to date with library events.

What We're Watching Next

Extraordinary Stories

Title Synopsis Streaming Platform Running Time (min.)
Resistance (2020) Before he was the famous mime Marcel Marceau, he was Marcel Mangel, a Jewish actor who joined the French Resistance to save the lives of thousands of orphaned children during the Nazi regime. Criterion on Demand 120
The Cave (2019) Syrian-Danish hard-hitting documentary detailing “The Cave”, a makeshift hospital during the Syrian Civil War. (Foreign audio with English subtitles) Criterion on Demand 107
RBG (2018) Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s journey to the supreme court and the battles she fought along the way . Criterion on Demand 97

Free Solo (2018)

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000 ft. high El Capitan Wall.  With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. Criterion on Demand 100
Hidden Figures (2017) In the height of the Space Race, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female “human computers” who played an integral role in John Glenn’s launch into orbit and guaranteeing his safe return. Criterion on Demand 127
He Named Me Malala (2015) The life of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted and severely wounded by the Taliban for being an advocate for girls’ education. Criterion on Demand 87

Note: Criterion on Demand requires you to log in with your BCIT email and password.

Date and time:  Meeting times and Zoom links will be posted on the Loop.

 

Social Media

Title Synopsis Streaming Platform Running Time (min.)
Trust Me (2020) Exploring human nature, information technology and the need for media literacy to help people trust one another and create a more resilient population. Kanopy 91
Public Figure (2019) Film on the psychological effects of everyday social media use while also looking at how influencers deal with fame, money, hate and the obsession that comes with it. Kanopy 67
Digital Disconnect: Fake News, Privacy and Democracy: Part 1 (2018) The relationship between the internet and democracy and how the potential of the internet has been radically compromised by the growing and unaccountable power of a handful of telecom and tech monopolies. Kanopy 65
The Facebook Dilemma: Part 1 (2018) Frontline examines early warnings about Facebook’s impact on privacy and democracy. Films on Demand 54
The Facebook Dilemma: Part 2 (2018) Frontline examines Facebook’s response to charges of promoting “fake news” and disrupting American politics. Films on Demand 54

Note: Login with BCIT email and Password required.

Date and Time: Meeting times and Zoom links will be posted on the Loop

 

Sustainability

Title Synopsis Streaming Plastform

Running Time (min.)

Kiss the Ground (2020) A revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers, and politicians band together in a global movement of "Regenerative Agriculture" that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.

Academic Video Online (AVON)

85
I am Greta (2020)

Behind the scenes story of Greta’s journey from being a shy student with Asperger’s to inspiring young minds around the world.  (Swedish with English subtitles).

Criterion on Demand 98
Normal is Over 1.1 (2019) Award-winning film about humanity’s wisest response to climate change, species extinction, resource depletion, income inequality and the connection between these issues. Kanopy 113

The Biggest Little Farm (2018)

Two LA apartment dwellers seek to build a diverse and sustainable farm. Follow their ups and downs through their decade long journey. Criterion on Demand 91
Jackie Chan's Green Heroes (2018) Screen legend Jackie Chan is joined by Arthur Huang in their shared goal to help solve environmental challenges. One such creation is the Trashspresso: a recycling factory on wheels that will benefit even the most remote communities. Criterion on Demand 44
Living the Change (2018) Inspiring stories for a sustainable future. Kanopy 86
Life Off Grid (2015) A film about disconnecting.  Two year journey exploring Canadians in every province and territory who have made the choice to build their lives around renewable energy. Kanopy 86

Note: Login with BCIT Email and Password required.

Date and Time: Meeting times and Zoom links will be posted on the Loop

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Banking and Finance

Title Synopsis Streaming Platform

Running TIme (min.)

Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2020) Based on int’l bestseller, this eye opening journey through wealth and power. Focuses on growing inequalities and the myth that accrual of capital is a sign of social progress. Kanopy 103
Generation Wealth (2018)

Lauren Greenfield examines materialism, celebrity culture, and social status and reflects on the desire to be wealthy at any cost.

Criterion on Demand 106
Banking on Bitcoin (2017) How a Cyber-Currency is disrupting the economy and its fight against the banks it was built to destroy. Kanopy

84

 

The Big Short (2015) Savvy traders become aware-before anyone else-of the housing bubble that triggered the financial crisis in 2007-2008. Criterion on Demand

130

 

The Bitcoin Experiment (2015) Currently there are about 100,000 Bitcoin transactions in comparison to Visa with 4,000. While travelling across Scandinavia, we learn more about bitcoin block chains and digital currencies. Academic Video Online (AVON) 40
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Based on real life events around the infamous Stratton Oakmont brokerage firm and a pump-and-dump scheme that helped IPO several large public companies during the late 80s and 90s. Criterion on Demand 165

Note: Login with BCIT Email and Password required.

Date and Time: Meeting times and Zoom links will be posted on the Loop

 

LGTBQIA2S+

Title Synopsis Streaming Platform Running TIme (min.)
Call Her Ganda (2019) When a transgender FIlipina woman is found dead in a motel room and the leading suspect is a U.S. Marine, grassroots activists demand accountability. Academic Video Online (AVON) 97
Indianara (2019) Indianara, a bigger than life revolutionary character and her group that lead a fight for the survival of transgender people in Brazil. AVON

84

 

How to Survive a Plague (2012) A story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. AVON 110
Milk (2008) The Story of Harvey Milk and his growing involvement in San Francisco politics and how he became one of the most prominent gay rights activists before his assassination. Criterion on Demand 128
Brother Outsider: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin (2003) Bayard Rustin, an openly gay African American man who worked for more than 50 years advocating for various human rights initiatives.  He most famously advised Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was the chief organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. AVON 85

Note: Login with BCIT Email and Password required.

Date and Time: Meeting times and Zoom links will be posted on the Loop

 

Films We Have Watched This Year

Health & Wellness

Title Synopsis Streaming Platform Running Time (min.)
The Longevity Film (2020) Secrets to ageing and living well told by the longest lived, healthiest and happiest of cultures from around the world. Kanopy

76

NOVA: The Truth About Fat (2020) Explore the mysteries of fat, and its role in hormone production, hunger and even pregnancy. Academic Video Online (AVON) 53
Blood Sugar Rising (2020) Over 100M people in the United States suffer from Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, which drives health costs to more than $325B each year.  This film takes a close look into this epidemic and gives a face to these statistics. AVON 115
Global Junk Food (2016) A glimpse into the world of fast-food advertising, mainly in developing countries.  Why are "responsibility pledges" not practiced in the West? Films on Demand 52
The Sacred Science (2011) Nick Polizzi was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.  He started trying to find natural means to a cure by seeing ancient healing practices. AVON 76

What Film Club Participants are saying:

"Sacred Science was fascinating and I would be interested in a "Where are They Now?" as this film leaves you wanting to know more."

"So many interesting and Important subjects."

"I watched the Longevity film last night-it was so refreshing and its nice knowing I am on the right track."

"I've already watched two of the documentaries last night and hope to get to the others soon as they all sound interesting!"