One World Film

Upcoming Event

Benefit for the One World Film Festival: Ottawa Premiere of Shield and Spear
Thursday, September 11th, 2014 @ 6:50PM at the ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau St.

On September 11th, join the One World Film Festival for our annual benefit screening at the ByTowne Cinema, featuring the astounding documentary SHIELD AND SPEAR! The film is focused on some of South Africa's most widely known contemporary artists!

"In the changing political climate of South Africa a revolution is taking place as artists, musicians and designers tackle issues of politics, race and history. This newest film by director Petter Ringbom follows some of the most recognized artists in South Africa today, exploring what it means to live and work in the new democracy ... Shield and Spear presents intimate stories about the artists, art, music, identity, race and freedom of expression in South Africa 20 years into democracy." - Heather Haynes, Hot Docs

*General Admission Tickets: $12 at the door (on the day of the event); advance tickets available online OR contact us at for more information about how to purchase advance tickets in-person.

Shield and Spear Trailer from Petter Ringbom.

 *2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the One World Film Festival, Ottawa's longest-running documentary film festival on global issues. All proceeds of this event will go to support the 25th festival, taking place September 25-27th, 2014, at the Library and Archives of Canada.