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[OPIRG-EVENTS] One World Film Festival: Last Two Nights
From: "World Inter-Action Mondiale" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
Date: Sun, 20 Oct 2002 23:57:06 -0400
FINAL TWO EVENINGS OF THE
ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
WORLD INTER-ACTION MONDIALE (WIAM)
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.
CONFLICT AND CONSEQUENCES
Wednesday, October 23, 5:30 pm, Ottawa Public Library
Ottawa Public Library: 120 Metcalfe St.
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.
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)
GLOBALIZATION AND RESISTANCE
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.
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" 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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