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Film Victoria premiere! PAYBACK 2012-03-26 19:10:00

Director: Jennifer Baichwal Canada, 2012, 86 minutes. With Margaret Atwood, Karen Armstrong, Raj Patel, William Rees, Conrad Black
What is debt? In this cinematic philosophical inquiry inspired by Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s book Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth, several disparate notions of payback are explored and interwoven, from the “ecological debt” human beings owe to the planet to the “psychic debt” inherent in notions of revenge. Those expecting a straightforward documentary, with facts and figures, about economic debt crises or the inequities of the IMF should look elsewhere. Payback is a meditative, thoughtful exercise that’s far subtler.
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, known for her stunning 2006 documentary Manufactured Landscapes, which examined environmental catastrophe through the work of artist Edward Burtynsky, Payback is similarly sophisticated, both visually and intellectually, taking on global issues through an artful lens.
But while the film is never short on beautiful big-screen images, from the haunting cells of a defunct 19th Century Penitentiary to the landscapes of the Albanian mountains, Payback is a limited item, more suited for the most art-house friendly of venues.
Loosely narrated by Atwood herself, seen typing on her computer and delivering her Payback lecture, Baichwal structures the film to keep the viewer on their toes.
Economic concerns underlie a number of the film’s issues (with a sprinkling of harsh capitalist critiques from ecologist William Rees and The Value of Nothing author Raj Patel). But Atwood and Baichwal are primarily interested in those debts that can’t be paid back with money. --Screen International

Related Website http://www.cinecenta.com
Location Student Union
Cinecenta theatre
Times 19:10:00 to 16:40:00
21:00:00 to 22:30:00

UVSS Students: $5.60

SPECIAL FOR UVSS STUDENTS - 9pm shows (or later): $2.75

Seniors (65 & over), Children (12 & under): $5.60

Other Students: $6.50

Cinemagic Members: $6.50

Uvic Alumni, Faculty, Staff & their guests (1 only): $6.50

Non-members: $7.75

MATINEES (all seats): $4.75




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Other Helen Treadwell - Master's Project Defence 2012-03-26 14:00:00

You are welcome to attend the following Master’s Project Defence:

Helen Treadwell

Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. in the Tom Shoyama Room, A 373 of the School of Public Administration

“Evaluation of the Embedding of a Child Welfare Worker in a Regional Domestic Violence Unit”

Dr. Richard Marcy – School of Public Administration
Dr. Lynne Davis – School of Public Administration
Dr. Tara Ney – School of Public Administration
Ms. Tamara Leonard-Vail – Ministry for Children and Family Development

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Times 14:00:00 to 16:00:00
Pricing Free
Sponsor Judy Selina
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Lecture/Seminar Colloquium: Anthropology Department's Honours Undergraduate Students present their work 2012-03-26 11:30:00

Honour Undergraduate Students Present their Works

Justin Fritz: "Environmentalism and the 'Ecological Indian' in Avator:  A Visual Analysis".

Nicole Murray: "Gene Crossed Lovers: The Possible Untold Stories of Humans and Neanderthals Interbreeding".

Katherine Punnett: "The Human Chin: What is it? Who Has it? And Why?

Shannon Turner-Riley: "How Corporations Sidestep Blame: Chevron-Texaco's Strategic Management of Allegations of Environmental Damage".
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Times 11:30:00 to 13:00:00

All Welcome
Refreshments to Follow

Sponsor Anthropology
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Music Graduating Recital - Matthew Silverman, guitar 2012-03-26 20:00:00

Guitarist Matthew Silverman presents his Bachelor of Music graduating recital.
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Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, B125
Times 20:00:00 to 21:30:00
Pricing Free admission
Sponsor Kristy Farkas
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Lecture/Seminar What does it mean to create safer and inclusive space for people of all genders and sexual orientations? 2012-03-26 13:00:00

Would you like to learn more about issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trangender, two-spirit, intersex, asexual, queer and questioning (LGBTTIAQQ) communities? These workshops are free, small (max 12 participants), and open to UVic students, faculty and staff. They are three hours long and are primarily discussion based. No prior knowledge of the material is necessary and people of any gender or sexual orientation are welcome.

Register at: http://web.uvic.ca/psn/get-involved/workshops/register/ Participants have the option of becoming a Positive Space Network Resource Person and recieving a button or card to display in their UVic space. This card/buoon lets others know that they are an informed resource who is available to listen, provide information or referrals, and foster connections.
Related Website http://web.uvic.ca/psn/get-involved/workshops/register/
Times 13:00:00 to 16:00:00
Pricing Free but pre-registration is required.
Sponsor PSN
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