One World Arts


One World Films Series: Forbidden Voices @ The Hub

One World Arts presents the award-winning documentary FORBIDDEN VOICES on Wednesday, June 4th 7-10pm at The Hub (71 Bank Street, 6th Floor). A wine and cheese reception and engaging discussion will follow the film. For updates and more info, join the Facebook event. Advance tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite. Help spread the word about this exciting event by sharing this information with your family, friends, colleagues and contacts. We look forward to seeing you there!

FORBIDDEN VOICES is a documentary about three world-famous female bloggers who are risking their lives to expose violations of human rights and freedoms in Cuba, China and Iran. Governments have tried to silence the voices of online activists Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan and Farnaz Seifi, but these brave women continue to challenge their censors. They use social media and online tools to raise international awareness about abuses and help build political pressure against repressive regimes. Their stories reveal the resilience of the human spirit and the power of speaking out against injustice.

One World Film Festival Trivia Night @ Shanghai Restaurant - June 19th
The One World Film Festival invites you to join us for our annual Trivia Night on Thursday, June 19th at Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St West. Test your abilities against colleagues and friends and enjoy an evening of great entertainment! For details, visit our film festival page and join the Facebook event for Trivia Night.

This year marks the Festival's 25th anniversary. Your participation at this and other events throughout the year will greatly help to sustain one of Ottawa's longest running film festivals.

One World Films Series: Defensora @ The ByTowne Cinema 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Ottawa premiere of the documentary Defensora and the short film "Women Crossing the Line: Defensoras in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala" on April 7th at the ByTowne Cinema. We were privileged to host a stimulating panel discussion after the films with Rachel Schmidt (the filmmaker of Defensora), actress & activist Tantoo Cardinal, Rachel Warden of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, and Cory Wanless of Klippensteins, Barristers and Solicitors in Toronto.
One World Arts also extends our warm thanks to the event's sponsors: MiningWatch Canada, Inter Pares, the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s Social Justice Fund, Kairos: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives, the Americas Policy Group of the CCIC-CCCI, Masc Arts-Education in Action and the Nobel Women's Initiative.
In the coming months we will host more thought-provoking documentary screenings as part of our One World Films series. The series is presented by One World Arts as fundraiser for the 2014 One World Film Festival and a celebration of the festival's 25th anniversary. For updates check back here, like One World Arts and the One World Film Festival on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter @OneWorldArts and @OneWorldFilm. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!