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OWFF is back this week with 4 days of Docs & Talks on Global Issues | Sept 29 to Oct 2 in Ottawa

Ottawa’s annual One World Film Festival is back, September 29th to October 2nd, with a program featuring 16 thought-provoking Canadian and international documentaries, 7 talks, and other engaging activities that will inspire you to learn more take action on human rights, social justice, environmental and other urgent global issues

The 2016 festival is partnering with the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Oxfam Canada, Inter Pares, MiningWatch Canada, UNHCR Canada, The Ghomeshi Effect, Justice for Migrant Workers and others to present documentaries and talks on Indigenous rights in the Americas, the Syrian Refugee Crisis, justice for migrant workers in Canada, democratic participation in Senegal, the fight for racial justice in the United States, anti-Haitian discrimination in the Dominican Republic, Inuit cultural survival in the Canadian Arctic, personal pilgrimages from North to South, and more.

The 27th annual festival runs Thursday, September 29th to Saturday, October 1st at the Library and Archives of Canada (395 Wellington St.) and Sunday, October 2nd at SAW Gallery (67 Nicholas St.) in Ottawa.

Stay up to date with the One World Film Festival, follow us on Twitter @OneWorldFilm and like us on Facebook. Advance tickets are available to purchase online. Click here to order your tickets now.

Same day online ticket sales will end 1 hour before doors open at the venue. Tickets and passes will be available for purchase on site, at the venues, during all 4 days of the festival.

General Admission $15.00/Program | $50/Festival Pass
Students, seniors, low-income and One World Arts members $12/Program | $40/Festival Pass
General, students, seniors and low-income $5 (Sunday only)

We strongly advise you to bring cash, as we cannot take transactions by debit or credit card and although there is an ATM on site we recommend you come prepared in case it is out of service.


Check out this cool video made by film festival fan and Carleton University Film Studies Student Alin Farhadipour. Alin did an internship with us earlier this year, assisting us with cataloguing and organizing essential information for our organization and the film festival.

Alin sees his work as “a gift to those who dedicate and risk their lives to call for humanity, human rights, democracy, and justice.” Thank you, Alin, for sharing this gift with us.