Film Screening of “The Road Forward”

Event Details

One World Arts launches the 28th annual One World Film Festival (OWFF) on September 7th, 2017 at the ByTowne Cinema in Ottawa with an announcement about the thought-provoking Canadian and international documentaries, panel discussions and Q&A’s with filmmakers featured in the 2017 edition of the Festival (September 28-October 1). Media and members of the public can meet with festival organizers and find out more about the docs and talks on global issues scheduled for the 2017 festival.

The festival launch will also feature the Ottawa Premiere of Marie Clement’s THE ROAD FORWARD at 6:30PM, which had its World Premiere at Hot Docs this spring. Media are invited to attend free of charge and should contact to RSVP.

THE ROAD FORWARD is a musical documentary like no other. It bends and pushes the boundaries of what we expect of Indigenous cinema, the music video genre and Western documentary traditions. In a unique and defiant blend, the film tells the story of six generations of Indigenous activism through song and story. While the music of well-known Indigenous musicians like Michelle St. John are featured front and centre, the film also incorporates the history of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, the history of the Native Brotherhood of British Columbia, and the Constitution Express. What emerges is a confirmation that the past, present and future of music, story and activism inform each other in a continuous cycle. – Aisha Jamal, Hot Docs

Tickets are $12 for non-members and $8 for One World Arts and ByTowne Cinema members. Advance tickets are available to purchase online now at:

Proceeds of the event will go to support One World Arts in delivering the 28th annual OWFF, which runs from September 28 to October 1, 2017, at Saint Paul University (223 Main St, Ottawa) in Ottawa.

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