Me Enemy, My Brother and Democrats

Documenting Democracy kicks off the 2015 festival on September 24 at the National Gallery of Canada

This September, the 26th annual One World Film Festival brings a range of politically engaged and thought-provoking documentaries to the big screen in Ottawa.

Join us and host Alan Neal (CBC Radio, All In A Day) as we kick off the 4-day festival on Thursday, September 24 at the National Gallery of Canada with “Documenting Democracy,” an evening program featuring two documentaries by award-winning female filmmakers that are must-sees for anyone interested in how power, politics, war and peace shape our lives and influence our relationships with others.

My Enemy, My Brother Film Still

Ann Shin’s My Enemy, My Brother provides a moving account of Iraqi and Iranian war veterans supporting each other as they come to grips with the horrors of the war that brought them together and try to find peace in their new lives in Canada.

Democrats Film Still

Camilla Nielsson’s Democrats follows members of opposing political parties in Zimbabwe, ruled by dictator Robert Mugabe since 1980, as they attempt to work collaboratively to develop their country’s new constitution.

Come for the films and stay for the Panel Discussion on the political situation in Zimbabwe and our ever-changing understanding of democracy, with Carleton University professors Blair Rutherford (Director – Institute of African Studies), Andriata Chironda (African Migrations and Diasporas – Institute of African Studies) and Maxine Kamari Clarke (Global and International Studies – Law and Legal Studies and Sociology/Anthropology).

For show times and more information, view the 2015 festival schedule and program. Advance tickets are available here.