Culture caught on tape: Ottawa to host this year's One World Film Festival
From October 11-14, guests staying at hotels in Ottawa can head to any number of screenings of local and international films during the One World Film Festival. Each movie focuses on international human rights, environmental activism and social change, ranging (in past years) from animations about the women of Afghanistan to profound documentaries about Venezuela's wilderness.
All of the screenings and events will take place at Library and Archives Canada, located on Wellington Street, and will bring together local artists, students and activists who are passionate about spurring social change through film. For 23 years in a row, the festival has inspired generations to get active and fight for what they believe in, whether through art or by attending protests and demonstrations.
Each of the submitted films are judged by panelists who rate them based on their ability to bring about debate and inspire audience members to ask themselves what they can do to help. Additionally, movies are given awards in various categories, including cinematography, music and editing.