Hot Docs at OWFF 2017: Let There Be Light and Shiners | October 1

Hot Docs meets #OttDocs at the 28th Annual One World Film Festival – OWFF 2017 on October 1. Join One World Arts for two special one-night-only screenings of Canadian documentaries from the 2017 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival lineup: LET THERE BE LIGHT and SHINERS.

Directed by Mila Aung-Thwin and Van Royko, LET THERE BE LIGHT follows the quest of scientists from 37 countries who are attempting to construct the most complex machine ever designed: an artificial sun. If they get it right, it will illuminate the way to produce clean, cheap, abundant energy for millions of years. If they fail, it will be one of the biggest scientific failures of all time. Nuclear fusion has been the holy grail of energy for many decades now. It’s the process that drives stars, the ultimate source of energy in the universe. The possibility that fusion might be achievable on Earth as an energy source has driven scientists to the edge of reason for almost a century.

Stacey Tenenbaum’s SHINERS introduces us to the men and women who make their living cleaning our shoes. From New York to Tokyo and beyond, Tenenbaum traveled the world to provide us with an insider’s view of this overlooked profession. People around the globe have turned to shoe shining to provide for themselves and their families and these are their stories. Enter their universe. You’ll never look at a shoe shiner the same way again!

The Hot Docs Showcase Ottawa is presented in partnership with Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Ontario Trillium Foundation, an agency of the government of Ontario. Make sure to also join us Saturday afternoon at 1:15PM for Hot Docs film IN THE NAME OF ALL CANADIANS, presented in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s Human Rights Research and Education Centre.

For more information and to order tickets now, click here. You can purchase tickets for one screening or our special Hot Docs Showcase Ottawa pass, which includes both screenings, for only $20.00.