29th One World Film Festival September 20-22, Arts Court Theatre


29th One World Film Festival September 20-22, Arts Court Theatre

Date(s) - Thursday, September 20 - Saturday, September 22
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Arts Court

One World Arts announces an exciting program of acclaimed films and talks for the 29th edition of the One World Film Festival: http://oneworldfilmfestival.ca/. Since 1989 this unique festival has been bringing thought-provoking documentaries and discussions of critical issues to audiences in the national capital region. The main festival runs from Thursday September 20 through Saturday evening September 22 at Arts Court theatre, 2 Daly Ave.  See the program for full details of all films, speakers, partners, and schedule times.

Prominent themes include: Women’s Voices for Justice, Our Neighborhoods, Art for Life!, Women on the Frontlines.  The Thursday September 20 opening night film Naila and the Uprising https://www.justvision.org/nailaandtheuprising, presented in partnership with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, will feature a conversation with Suhad Babaa, executive producer and executive director of Just Vision, Washington D.C.

Friday September 21 begins with the award-winning film Earthrise http://www.earthrisefilm.com/ which recalls the Apollo 8 mission of a half century ago which was the first to orbit the moon and which inspired a new global consiousness through its iconic images of our blue planet as seen from space.

Friday’s program will also present the international coproduction Not In My Neighborhood https://www.facebook.com/NIMNTheFilm/  https://vimeo.com/237044326 attended by award-winning South African filmmaker Kurt Orderson. As battle lines are drawn in the trauma of forced removals in housing around the world, Orderson explores community resistance movements. Following the film join him in a stimulating discussion with local housing support groups, fighting for the dispossessed.

Saturday September 22 highlights include the world premiere of  Blue Roses by local filmmakers Ed Kucerak and Danielle Rolfe on community involvement in end of life care for the most vulnerable.  This will be followed by three outstanding features: I Am Rohingya https://www.iamrohingyafilm.com/, Women of the Venezuelan Chaos https://www.femmesduchaosvenezuelien.com/, and Time for Ilhan https://www.timeforilhanfilm.com/.


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