OCanFilmFest Talks – Tarek Mounib (documentary ‘Free Trip to Egypt’, #PlegeToListen)

Tarek Mounib recently stopped by CKCU’s studios to chat with A Luta Continua host Monique Fuller the morning after the Canadian premiere of the documentary film Free Trip to Egypt.

The film follows his search for random Americans concerned about an Islamic threat.  He takes a group of these strangers to Egypt with a hope of building bridges of mutual understanding and friendship between them and Egyptian individuals/families he has matched with them .  Tarek talks about his motivation and back-story surrounding the creation of the film and the ensuing #PlegeToListen initiative.

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Stephen Coleman

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Ottawa winters are cold and many people in our city go without adequate accommodation and protection from the elements.  In his first feature length documentary Project Cold Days, filmmaker Stephen Coleman helps us meet these often invisible and voiceless people and allows them to tell their stories.  He dropped by CKCU for an interview with Monique Fuller (host of A Luta Continua) and I tagged along to take some behind the scenes video.  Here are a few excerpts from the interview.

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Ottawa Filmmakers – Season 2

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I’m pleased to announce that a second season of the Ottawa Filmmakers web series is in the works.  Here’s a behind-the-scenes photo taken during the set-up / pre-interview chat between Monique Fuller and local filmmaker Stephen Coleman at CKCU in Ottawa from an upcoming episode. – Jith Paul

Past webisodes are available here.