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[OPIRG-EVENTS] One World Film Festival: Last Two Nights

From: "World Inter-Action Mondiale" <wia@web.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 23:57:06 -0400


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The 13th annual One World Film Festival runs on five dates between 
the 11th and 25th of October.  Below is a list of the two remaining 
themes for this year's Film Festival, and a short description of the 
films shown for each theme. Speakers and filmmakers will be present 
at each screening for discussion.

Please forward

Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 pm, Ottawa Public Library
Ottawa Public Library: 120 Metcalfe St.

Silent Song

Silent Song completes a deeply personal trilogy on family history and 
Holocaust memory. The film's rich and nuanced meditations lead to the 
most basic, yet most cogent statements on the nature of memory itself.

The Killing Terraces

With footage shot in Nepali Maoist stronghold districts, the film 
attempts to understand the causes underlying the rise of the 
Maobaadi, the role of the state, and the devastating impact of the 
conflict in Nepal on the lives of the hill people.


"Bombies": unexploded cluster bombs. A quarter century after the 
secret air war waged in Laos by the US, millions of "bombies" litter 
the landscape of Laos. Bombies tells of the deadly legacy of 
unexploded cluster bombs through the experiences of those who 
courageously deal with them.


3.8 kilometers of fence, 30,000 peaceful protesters, 4700 cans of 
tear gas, and 6,000 cop crotches. One of fourteen short films 
produced and compiled in response to the largest peacetime security 
operation in Canadian history, the Summit of the Americas held in 
Québec City, in April, 2001.

Unspoken Territory

This film depicts the moments frequently 'lost' in the official 
narratives of Canadian history; the human rights abuses that have 
taken place in Canada at times of crisis and conflict. Through the 
stories of First Nations, immigrant, and Quebecoise women, the film 
makes a critique of multi-culturalism and immigration.

Musicians in the War Zone: The Rascalz in Sierra Leone

'Musicians in the War Zone' aims to inform viewers about the impact 
of war on young people, to inspire global action and help to make 
change in support of war affected children. Canadian musicians The 
Rascalz, David Usher (Moist), and Chantal Kreviazuk & Raine Maida 
(Our Lady Peace) acted as journalists and narrators, connecting the 
television viewing audience with war-affected youth in Sierra Leone, 
at the Thai-Burmese border, and in Iraq.

Speakers:    Celina Tuttle (Mines Action Canada)
                     Maruysa Bociurkiw (Filmmaker: "Unspoken Territory)

Friday, October 25, 5:30 pm, Ottawa Public Library

At the Crossroads: Faith in Cuba

Film writer and cameraman Eddie Cabrera returns to Cuba to explore 
the state of religious and political belief four decades after the 
revolution and a year after the Pope's historic visit. Through 
interviews with Cubans of all backgrounds, we learn of the upswing in 
Catholicism since the collapse of communism internationally, its 
syncretic relationship with Afro-Cuban religions, and its tenuous 
relationship with the state.

Documenting Dissent

This film investigates the effect of the "largest peace time security 
operation in Canadian history" on the groups documenting the FTAA 
protests on April, 2001 in Quebec City. This film is one part of the 
series "(Re)Viewing Quebec".

Globalization and the Media

Does the media offer a clear analysis of globalized trade? What about 
"the war on terrorism"? Is coverage affected by the media's corporate 
or political links? Spanning three countries with interviews from key 
people within both the alternative and mainstream media, this film 
explores the inventive ways new technologies are being used to make 
news better serve democracy.

Bacon: le film

"I am making this film instead of becoming a terrorist," declares 
director Hugo Latulippe. And once we learn about the immense scale 
and disastrous community and environmental effects of Quebec's pork 
industry, the province's largest, we understand why. Interviewing 
various industry producers, supporters and opponents, Latulippe 
raises the key question: at what cost economic growth?

Banana Split

"Banana Split" documents the banana industry and the lives of people 
who produce, market and consume the fruit. The film offers a social 
analysis of the most popular fruit in Canada looking at its voyage 
from the plantations to our supermarket shelves.

Speakers:    Hugo Latulippe (Filmmaker: Bacon, Le Film)
                     Ron Harpelle (Filmmaker: "Banana Split)

  *Schedule subject to change without notice.

For further information about the One World Film Festival, please 
call: 265-7051 or visit our website at : 

World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM) is an Ottawa-based global 
education organization that strives to raise local awareness about 
global issues by building an understanding of the connections between 
global and local realities. To achieve the goal of fostering an 
understanding of the issues that link communities worldwide, WIAM 
works in partnership with individuals and organizations to host 
educational and cultural events. These events provide public fora for 
dialogue on diverse social justice issues; one such forum is WIAM's 
annual One World Film Festival.
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