documentary screening

December 8th ~ 6:00 PM ~ Jock Turcot Alumni Theatre

85 University Private, University of Ottawa


Documentary short film program ~ 6:00 pm

Red River Directed by Eman Balderin A Nigerian artist decides to write a poem addressing a chapter of Canadian history. On the theme of Courage: "It takes a lot of courage to tackle a subject such as this."

Red River
Directed by Eman Balderin

A Nigerian artist decides to write a poem addressing a chapter of Canadian history.

On the theme of Courage: "It takes a lot of courage to tackle a subject such as this."

A Hops Tale: Based on a Brew Story Directed by Taylor Cook Craft beer is taking over Ottawa, but is it here to stay? On the theme of Courage: "Being an entrepreneur in such a small and specific field that is typically dominated by big brands is hard, but those that brew do it not for the money but for the love of their craft."

A Hops Tale: Based on a Brew Story
Directed by Taylor Cook

Craft beer is taking over Ottawa, but is it here to stay?

On the theme of Courage: "Being an entrepreneur in such a small and specific field that is typically dominated by big brands is hard, but those that brew do it not for the money but for the love of their craft."

Comedy Gold Directed by Katiya Roy A traveling stand up comedian explains the life living out of his Mazda 3. On the theme of Courage: "Matt Watson lives his life his own way and takes risks he has to in order to make his dreams happen."

Comedy Gold
Directed by Katiya Roy

A traveling stand up comedian explains the life living out of his Mazda 3.

On the theme of Courage: "Matt Watson lives his life his own way and takes risks he has to in order to make his dreams happen."

Exchange Directed by Morjan Morgan A documentary about international students living in Ottawa. On the theme of Courage: "International students overcome all the difficulties with courage moving on new life."

Exchange
Directed by Morjan Morgan

A documentary about international students living in Ottawa.

On the theme of Courage: "International students overcome all the difficulties with courage moving on new life."

The Battle Within Directed by Cassie Gaumont A story of mental health, the struggles it comes with and recovery. On the theme of Courage: "Mental health still, to this day has a huge stigma surrounding it. It takes someone with courage to be able to share their story and spread the word on mental health, especially allowing someone to film their battle with mental illness."

The Battle Within
Directed by Cassie Gaumont

A story of mental health, the struggles it comes with and recovery.

On the theme of Courage: "Mental health still, to this day has a huge stigma surrounding it. It takes someone with courage to be able to share their story and spread the word on mental health, especially allowing someone to film their battle with mental illness."

Keep Up Directed by Tony Giraldo A story of  young lady that lives with Noonan Syndrome and who has stubbornly and courageously defied the odds. On the theme of Courage: "Meghan Barclay shows courage each and every day despite the many challenges that she faced. She has succeeded in life despite the doctors saying that she may never get this far."

Keep Up
Directed by Tony Giraldo

A story of  young lady that lives with Noonan Syndrome and who has stubbornly and courageously defied the odds.

On the theme of Courage: "Meghan Barclay shows courage each and every day despite the many challenges that she faced. She has succeeded in life despite the doctors saying that she may never get this far."

Unseen Footprints Directed by Nick Wilson Orienteering was always a family sport - but after Robert lost his father, it became a way of life. On the theme of Courage: "Instead of letting struggles in his personal life get him down, Robert perseveres by continuing to excel in the sport that he loves."

Unseen Footprints
Directed by Nick Wilson

Orienteering was always a family sport - but after Robert lost his father, it became a way of life.

On the theme of Courage: "Instead of letting struggles in his personal life get him down, Robert perseveres by continuing to excel in the sport that he loves."

Scholars Swinging Swords Directed by Paul Benoit Meet the archaeologists, historians, athletes, and amateurs who fight with swords and rebuild a lost martial arts tradition. On the theme of Courage: "Suiting up in armour and fighting with blades is pretty courageous. More courageous is following your passion, no matter what other people think of you or your hobbies."

Scholars Swinging Swords
Directed by Paul Benoit

Meet the archaeologists, historians, athletes, and amateurs who fight with swords and rebuild a lost martial arts tradition.

On the theme of Courage: "Suiting up in armour and fighting with blades is pretty courageous. More courageous is following your passion, no matter what other people think of you or your hobbies."

The Storm Directed by Max Gratton The Storm focuses on the severe thunderstorm that hit Ottawa on Wednesday September 27, 2017, and the damage it left in it's wake. On the theme of Courage: "Andrew Furey risked his life during the thunderstorm to save people who were stranded on the Ottawa River."

The Storm
Directed by Max Gratton

The Storm focuses on the severe thunderstorm that hit Ottawa on Wednesday September 27, 2017, and the damage it left in it's wake.

On the theme of Courage: "Andrew Furey risked his life during the thunderstorm to save people who were stranded on the Ottawa River."

Hope Is Where Your Heart Is Directed by Aaron Lynch A short documentary that showcases the struggle that heart failure can have on a person, with courage and a strong family bond they will make it through. On the theme of Courage: "My father had to stay strong and courageous all through out his journey, knowing that any day he could die. Every day is a gift and a curse. You never know what life is going to throw at you so stay strong and courageous all throughout it."

Hope Is Where Your Heart Is
Directed by Aaron Lynch

A short documentary that showcases the struggle that heart failure can have on a person, with courage and a strong family bond they will make it through.

On the theme of Courage: "My father had to stay strong and courageous all through out his journey, knowing that any day he could die. Every day is a gift and a curse. You never know what life is going to throw at you so stay strong and courageous all throughout it."

Shannen's Dream Directed by Brian Briggs Sabina performs "sing" produced by A-Bob, the story connects the struggles of the Indigenous kids from her home country and the street children in Bangladesh where she was born. On the theme of Courage: "Children dealing with adversity and individuals, community members, organizations and politicians working for change."

Shannen's Dream
Directed by Brian Briggs

Sabina performs "sing" produced by A-Bob, the story connects the struggles of the Indigenous kids from her home country and the street children in Bangladesh where she was born.

On the theme of Courage: "Children dealing with adversity and individuals, community members, organizations and politicians working for change."

 

Special Documentary Programming

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Special documentary program presentation:
Ottawa Through the Lens of Refugees, Immigrants and Newcomers

Directed by Hingman Leung and Spes Ndongozi
Presented by One World Arts

One World Arts gave a group of immigrants, newcomers, and refugees the tools and training to produce short documentaries that look at Ottawa from their points of view. Join us for a special screening of two works from that program, originally screened at the 2017 One World Film Festival: Hingman Leung's "Six Voices, One Story" and Spes Ndongozi's "A Dream of Burundi." 

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Six Voices, One Story
Directed by Hingman Leung | Canada | 2017 | 6 min
Hingman Leung weaves together a single narrative from multiple voices to tell an immigration story. This story brings together the collective memories and experiences of six friends to shed light on the lives of immigrants after they have assimilated into Canadian society. It is also an exploration of the concept of identity and culture.

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A Dream of Burundi
Directed by Spes Ndongozi | Canada | 2017 | 6 min
A journalist from Burundi has a mission, after having immigrated to Canada, to bring together the Burundian diaspora, which are separated and segregated through old ethnic tensions and past scars - the Hutu and Tutsi. Spes Ndongozi's message is one of hope and blurring the lines that divide us.


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Special Documentary Presentation: The Match
Directed by Corey Stanton | Canada | 2017 | 24 min

A group of over 40 new medical school graduates from the University of Ottawa share their stories in a unique and exclusive peek behind the curtain at what it really takes to become a doctor in Canada. Everyone knows it's hard work getting in, but just how difficult is it to get out?

Corey Stanton recently graduated from medical school at the University of Ottawa, earning his Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.). Although it is customary for new physicians to enter residency programs, Corey has chosen to pursue his passion for writing, editing, and directing, all in support of his lifelong dream of filmmaking. 

 
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