December 8th ~ 6:00 PM ~ Jock Turcot Alumni Theatre
85 University Private, University of Ottawa
Documentary short film program ~ 6:00 pm
Special Documentary Programming
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."
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.
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.
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.