Ottawa in the World…of Documentaries

Presented by: One World Arts

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2 pm

Canada’s Capital through the Years

In the first program in One World Arts’ Ottawa 2017 series One World Arts will present a collection of short films that highlight Ottawa’s evolving physical, political, socio-economic and cultural landscape from 1938 to the present. The screenings will be followed by a discussion period, with filmmakers Conor DeVries (Shawarma City) and Stephen Coleman (Project Cold Days) in attendance.

Canada’s Capital City
Library and Archives Canada | 1938 | 9 min
A forward-looking overview of Ottawa highlights prior to the Second World War.

Ottawa on the River
Produced by The Ottawa Film Unit | NFB | 1941 | 18 min
How the Ottawa river has shaped the city from its beginnings and the life of the people who live here.

A Capital Plan
Directed by Bernard Devlin | NFB | 1949 | 10 min
A post-war portrait of a changing Ottawa and the Greber plan for the future development of the capital region.

Capital on the Ottawa
Directed by Pierre Lemelin | NFB | 1968 | 28 min
An overview of the re-planning and rebuilding of Ottawa as a modern capital city.

Shawarma City

Directed by Conor DeVries | 2015 | 31 min
A local filmmaker surveys the city’s contemporary scene the features its neighborhoods and ethnic diversity through a food lens.

Project Cold Days

Directed by Stephen Coleman | 2016 | 9 min
A look at the reality of homelessness on Ottawa streets and action to address that reality.

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Language: English

Tickets (all-in price): Free

Venue: Richcraft Theatre
Genre: Film


April 23 at 2:00 pm