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.
The film screens at the Bytowne Cinema in Ottawa until July 25th. Check listings for show times. Here’s the trailer.
Director Stephen Coleman recently stopped by CKCU’s studios to chat with A Luta Continua host Monique Fuller about life as an artist, the motivation and back-story surrounding the creation and distribution of “Project Cold Days” and his latest project, a 10-part web series “Transmuting Suffering“.
We are kicking off our new series of free short film screenings on Saturday February 2nd with a presentation of the short film Secret War at SAWVideo‘s Knot Project Space (2 Daly Avenue) at 6pm.
Secret War follows the emotional journey of two veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Mental illness is a growing issue in the military as suicide has taken more lives than the war Afghanistan. The War Horse Project uses equine therapy to help soldiers find peace and maybe a companion along the way. Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull and Fangliang Xu were students at the School of Journalism at Carleton University when then created the film in 2015. The film was an Official Selection at the Yorkton Film Festival that year.
OCanFilmFest thanks SAWVideo for collaborating on this event. Facebook Event.
After Horizons was an evening of short films presented by SAW Video in partnership with Cinema Politica featuring works by two SAW Video members: Pixie Cram’s premiere of her new short film ‘Pragmatopia,’ and Matthieu Hallé‘s film experiment ‘Apartment No. 2.’ Also joining them was Andrés Salas, whose film ‘We Might Have Been Heroes’ was produced through Cinema Politica’s recent commissioning program The Next 150: Documentary Futurism.
These varied works examined contemporary concerns through a dystopic lens, each navigating the terrain of a world on the other side of collapse. Here are a few clips from the discussion moderated by Zoë Mallett that followed the screenings at Knot project space on November 30, 2018.
Nikolai Dalca has been aspiring to be a great actor in Hollywood. The only thing stopping him is who he is…
(Screened at #OCanFilmFest2018 on November 3, 2018)
About the director, Maissa Houri
Maissa Houri is an Middle-Eastern-Canadian actress and emerging filmmaker based out of Ottawa, Canada. She is also one of the Co-Founders and the Director of Industry Events for the Eve Film Festival, a festival dedicated to women and women-identifying directors. Recently, her short film Inara won her two awards at the Ottawa Digi60 2018 Spring Edition including the SAW Video Female Filmmaker Award and Best Director Award. Her first short film Russian Gangster, a comedy dedicated to diverse actors, is an official selection of the Women’s Only Entertainment Film Festival and most recently the Canadian Diversity Film Festival 2018.