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Sirocco: Winds of Resistance

Poster for the film Sirocco Winds of Change


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:00pm

The BC premiere of the film that reveals Canada's connection to the Western Sahara, Spain's last colony and Africa's only colony.

Cafe Simpatico
1923 Fernwood Road

September 28
Doors open at 7:00
Music at 7:30
Film presentation at 8:00
followed by discussion

By donation

Presented by Victoria Central America Support Committee

Cosponsored by
Mining Justice Action Committee
Victoria Friends of Western Sahara
Barnard-Boeker Centre Foundation

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We Call Them Intruders: A Documentary about Canadian Mining in Africa


Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7:00pm

from the 2016 DOXA film festival & official selection of 2015 Planet Focus, We Call Them Intruders is a documentary about Canadian mining in Africa where profits are fueled by the plundering of a continent and its people.

7:00 pm   Monday, September 19th
UVic’s Harry Hickman Bldg, Room 105

Post-Screening Skype talk with Vancouver film makers
Tamara Herman, Susi Porter-Bopp

along with local panelists

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Cafe Sympatico: Presentation on Honduras by Kay Gimbel


Friday, September 30, 2016 - 7:00pm

Location: 1923 Fernwood Road
Doors open at 7:00 pm. Music with Nedjo Rogers at 7:30 pm

Presentation on Honduras by Kay Gimbel 8:00 pm

Kay is an active member of the Mining Justice Action Committee; this summer he want to Honduras with a Rights Action delegation.

Active in BC Ferry and Marine Workers Union, he says, “Now that the 'working for a living' chapter of my life is coming to a close, I hope to dedicate a lot more time to making this a better world for my grandson.”

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Film presentation: “Life is waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara”


Friday, February 26, 2016 - 7:30pm

Western Canadian Premiere

A film about the Saharawi people under occupation and the lessons of Saharawi nonviolent resistance.

Café Simpatico
1923 Fernwood Road,
Doors open 7:00pm  Music 7:30pm Film at 8:00 pm 

Discussion, refreshments, fair trade coffee by the cup and by the pound
Admission by donation

Café Simpatico is presented by the Central America Support Committee and this event is cosponsored by: the Mining Justice Action Committee, Friends of Western Sahara & the Barnard-Boecker Centre Foundation.

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