A Bridge Between Two Worlds tells the story how Muslim and Catholic farmers, on the Island of Flores, Indonesia, wage a battle to defeat their poverty and to enhance their environment with the support of “honour loans” from North American and European families. This remarkable solution to break the cycle of poverty was initiated by Gilles Raymond, a Canadian volunteer from Québec, who has forged deep bonds in Flores over the last 15 years. Directed by Pascal Gélinas the film, which has its Ottawa premiere at the One World Film Festival on September 30, 2017, captures the power of solidarity across borders and shows how much more is possible when people are provided with opportunities to succeed.
Join One World Arts and Ottawa Indie Fest for the Ontario Premiere of this multiple award-winning film at 12PM at Saint Paul University, winner of the Best Canadian Documentary Award at the 2017 Canada Independent Film Festival in Montreal and recipient of People’s Choice Awards at the International Festival Caméras des Champs in France and the iChill Manila International Film Fest, Manila, Philippines.
Ottawa Indie Fest recently interviewed Pascal Gélinas about his moving film. Read more below and join us today for this special one-time-only screenings.