OWFF 2015: Day Two of the Film Festival in Pictures

The second day of the 2015 festival engaged audiences with more screenings of powerful documentaries and provided a forum for talking about the upcoming federal election in Canada. The festival was thrilled to present The Year We Thought About Love (U.S.A.) and Landfill Harmonic (U.S.A.) and showcase the power of youth to make the world a better place.  Both films are inspiring examples of young people overcoming prejudice and hardships and challenging assumptions about who they should be or what they should do in life.

Our Federal Election Candidates Debate on LGBTQ+ issues featured Ottawa Centre candidates Paul Dewar (NDP), Catherine McKenna (LIBERAL), and Tom Milroy (Green Party) addressing issues affecting LGBTQ youth and communities.

The #LGBTQVotes Debate was co-presented by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, the AIDS Committee of Ottawa, Ten Oaks Project, Gender Mosaic, and *Kind and was moderated by Professor Dawn Moore from Carleton University.  Festival attendees also had opportunities to mingle and check out the information tables set-up by our community partners.

The festival was also grateful to have Paramjit Rai from MASC join us as our distinguished MC for the evening.

Memories Restaurant provided us with a warm, welcoming and treat-filled venue for post-festival food, drinks and late night discussions on politics.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for pictures from DAY TWO of our festival!

Join us for DAY THREE and FOUR of the One World Film Festival:

Saturday September 26th
One World Film Festival Presents: Our Home on Native Land Part I
Hosted by Alanis King
Doors @ 12pm

12:30pm Canadian Documentary Shorts with Ottawa Indie Fest
Searching for Sacred Mountain by Gary Marcuse | 19:59
Chajil Ch’upup by  Jennifer Robbins | 7:57
Sayachapis by Marie Soleil & Henri Foisy | 20:59
An Object Has Spirit by Howard Adler | 26:43

2pm Q&A with Canadian filmmakers
With panellists Howard Adler, Jennifer Robbins, and Mar Y Sol. Hosted by Canadian playwright and director Alanis King. Hosted by Canadian playwright and director Alanis King.
3pm Honour Your Word (Quebec, Canada)

4pm Q&A with Algonquins of Barriere Lake
With Norman Matchewan (Algonquins of Barriere Lake spokesperson and film protagonist), Martha Stiegman (film director), and Pei-Ju Wang (Barriere Lake Solidarity – Ottawa).

National Gallery of Canada (just outside the Auditorium, behind the gift shop)
Kids programming participation is FREE!
Parents are welcome to attend our Saturday afternoon programme of Canadian and indigenous documentary films, while children learn about gardening, make dream catchers, play games, create art, and practice wilderness survival skills in the city. Local E.C.E. teacher Brittanie Goodfellow partners with Roots2Fruits’ (www.roots2fruits.ca) Alister Ogui Auge and Brittany Boychuk to provide a fun day of activities for young creatives aged 5+, as part of the One World Film Festival Youth Programming

Saturday September 26th
One World Film Festival Presents: Our Home on Native Land Part II
Hosted by Waubgeshig Rice (CBC Ottawa)
Doors @ 5:30pm

6pm After the Last River (Ontario, Canada)

7:45pm Panel on Aboriginal Law and Mining in Canada
Join filmmaker Vicki Lean (After the Last River), Professor Darren O’Toole (University of Ottawa), and Ugo Lapointe (MiningWatch Canada) as they discuss the legalities surrounding mining practice in Canada and how it affects Aboriginal communities and the environment. Hosted by Waubgeshig Rice (CBC News Ottawa)

8:45pm Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World (British Columbia, Canada)


Sunday September 27th
One World Film Festival Presents: Actions Speak Louder Than Words
In co-operation with Inter Pares, The Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, and Oxfam Canada
10am to 5pm at Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, K1S 1C4
Feeling inspired? Take the next step toward action with a full day of films, discussions, and interactive workshops with Inter Pares, the Canadian Institute for Conflict Resolution, and Oxfam Canada. FREE entry. Please reserve your spot here.

Dimanche le 27 Septembre
Festival du film One World presente: Les actes valent plus que les mots
Avec la coopération de Inter Pares, Institut canadien pour la résolution des conflits, et Oxfam Canada.
De 10 h à 17 h à l’Université Saint-Paul, 223, rue Main, Ottawa K1S 1C4.
Vous sentez-vous inspiré(e)? Alors prenez un pas de plus vers la mobilisation, grâce à une journée complète de films, de discussions, et d’ateliers interactifs menée par les organismes Inter Pares, l’Institut canadien pour la résolution des conflits, et Oxfam Canada.
L’entrée est GRATUITE. Veuillez réserver votre place ici.

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