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WORLD INTER-ACTION MONDIALE (WIAM) PRESENTS
THE 11TH ANNUAL
ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
"Seeing the world through different eyes"
OCTOBER 17, 20, 24 + 27
AT THE OTTAWA PUBLIC LIBRARY (120 Metcalfe/Laurier)
TICKETS: $6.00 for an evening's worth of films
FESTIVAL PASS: $20.00 for all four evenings
Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Refreshments will be on sale.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - GENDER / IDENTITY
Friday, Oct. 20 - CULTURE / IDENTITY
Tuesday, Oct. 24 - GLOBALIZATION / PRIVATIZATION
Friday, Oct. 27 - GLOBALIZATION / HUMAN RIGHTS
For One World Festival schedule, please see below.
For full descriptions of the Festival films, please visit our web site:
http://www.web.net/~wia. Tel: 238-4659.
WIAM is an Ottawa-based global education centre that strives to raise local
awareness about global issues. 323 Chapel St., 3rd Floor, Tel: 238-4659
We would like to thank our Festival Sponsors for their support: The Canada
Council, IDRC, Carleton University Department of Sociology and
Anthropology, City of Ottawa and the NFB.
The Battle in Seattle, paramilitaries in Colombia, and the homeless
struggling to survive an Ottawa during winter are among subjects explored
in WIAM's upcoming annual One World Film Festival. The Festival's themes
are timely and interconnecting: gender and cultural identity,
globalization, human rights. The films are shown over four evenings and
cover many countries. Several of the films won prizes at other alternative
film festivals. Speakers will be invited on each of the evenings to discuss
the films and answer questions on the issues raised.
TUES. OCT. 17: GENDER / IDENTITY
-Join us in celebrating the March of Women 2000 -
* The Pill:
how medical science and the pharmaceutical industry were willing to
risk women's health to launch the birth (population) control pill with
inadequate testing in the Third World.
* After Morning:
a fresh and breezy experimental video on the politics of the
"morning after" pill.
* Kathleen Shannon on Film, Feminism & Other Dreams:
about the founder of the National Film Board's Studio D, a place
where women were free to make their own films; a film about feminism.
* Singing Our Stories:
a tribute to the power of song in Native North American cultures
and the exceptional women who keep these musical traditions alive.
* Under One Sky...Arab Women in North America Talk about the Hijab:
women on feminism, the veil and ideologies - a challenge to the
stereotypes of East and West; these women see no reason to follow anyone's
* Performing the Border:
an experimental video essay which examines the feminization and
sexualization of the global economy in the high-tech industry at its
low-wage end on the U.S. - Mexican border.
FRIDAY, OCT. 20 : CULTURE / IDENTITY
* Journey to Nunavut: The Kreelak Story:
three generations of Inuit have experienced a remarkable journey
from difficult self-sufficiency to dislocations and cultural clashes to the
creation of Nunavut. Music, legend and irreverent humour add to this
an experimental video based on Mi'kmaq legends of the powerful
trickster, Mi'kmwesu, and the role of spirituality and stories among urban
* Beyond Borders...Arab Feminists Talk About Their Lives...East and West:
Feminists and nationalists; their passions and struggles against
fundamentalism as well as U.S. foreign policy and Western domination.
* T'lina: The Rendering of Wealth:
a visually compelling film about the power of a vibrant Native
Canadian cultural practice and community: the rendering of eulachon fish
oil for distribution at festive potlatches.
* Nu Shu: A Hidden Language of Women in China:
An engrossing film on women's resistance to male domination which
parallels Yao ethnic minority resistance to the dominant Confucian Han
* Zyklon Portrait:
a visually stunning and deeply moving experimental film. A
Holocaust film without Holocaust imagery that explores how history, memory
and filmmaking are related to one family's loss.
2000 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival.
TUES. OCT. 24: GLOBALIZATION / PRIVATIZATION
* Genetic Takeover or Mutant Food:
are you prepared to be a corporate guinea pig? The ethics and
politics of the commercial appropriation of our genetic heritage and the
secretive development of genetically modified foods. This is reality, not
* Forest Alert:
big business, lax government rules and the effects of privatization
are leading to the systematic destruction of the great boreal forests of
northern Quebec: an environmental disaster. A point of view documentary
that recalls the very best in the genre: 1999 Prix Jutra for Best Feature
* Fury for the Sound: The Women at Clayoquot:
social history in the making. The passionate grassroots struggle to
prevent the clearcutting of Clayoquot Sound. See what drives these women
(grandmothers, kids) and how they are organizing a revolution in
consciousness and in action.
* Showdown in Seattle: 5 Days That Shook the WTO:
the "Battle of Seattle." "See what democracy looks like."
"Teamsters and turtles together at last!" Feel the energy; hear the music;
see the joy and theatre; witness the police repression. No to "free trade"!
FRI. OCT. 27: GLOBALIZATION / HUMAN RIGHTS
* Life on the Heater:
life on the heating vent under the Laurier St. bridge in the dead
* Getting Away With Murder:
Colombia has a military regime, guerrillas, paramilitary death
squads, horrible violence and massive displacement. Resource and land
developers benefit enormously; the U.S. is complicit.
* H2O: The Price of Privatization:
should water be a commodity for sale here and overseas for private
corporate profit? The consequences of privatization and the struggle to
keep water public and free.
* Shopping List:
a very short, light experimental film on the absurdities of
capitalism: anything is for sale.
* Bye Buy World: The Battle of Seattle:
activists demonstrate their concerns with the WTO, corporate
tyranny, sweatshops, and GMO. The police are brutal.
* Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square:
visually sumptuous. One artist's take on China's turbulent history
and the meaning of Tiananmen Square and "democracy."
* Punitive Damage:
a human rights lawsuit is won against an Indonesian general in a
U.S. court for the death of one of those massacred in East Timor in 1991.
NB: SCHEDULE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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