Cinema Politica is pleased to announce that James Goddard is the new Project Coordinator for Cinema Politica’s The Next 150—Documentary Futurism initiative.
While James currently resides in Montreal, he has lived all across Canada. He is active in the local music scene both as a saxophonist and concert promoter and is in the midst of writing an afro-futurist song cycle exploring an imagined first contact (the first mixtape in the series can be found here). James’s interest in the speculative arts is not limited to the sonic sphere. Over the past year he has been hard at work developing The Congress of Radical Futurisms—an inter-disciplinary arts organization dedicated to the presentation, promotion and support of art & thought engaged with what comes next.
On Canada’s sesquicentennial, James says: “The anniversary of Canada as a state is an important time to explore issues related to colonialism, racism and the kind of future we might like to have. Speculative documentaries are a great way to engage with these topics.”
James has over the years worked with radical communities in Community radio (CHMA 106.9FM & CFRC 101.9fm), in food politics and activism (Le Frigo Vert), music, performance and much more. With all that in mind, James is looking forward to bringing his futurist knowledge, radical experiences and administrative abilities to bear on The Next 150—Documentary Futurism project.
The entire CP team and wider community welcomes you James, and we are delighted you will be stewarding the 15 projects chosen by our illustrious documentary futurism jury. Onward!