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Canadian Museum of Nature - Musée canadien de la nature
240 McLeod Street, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2R1
One World Arts and the One World Film Festival are delighted to be partnering with the Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival to co-present two thought-provoking and compelling documentaries — BEE NATION and ALL OUR FATHER'S RELATIONS — at their 6th annual festival on August 13th, 2017 at 6PM at the Canadian Museum of Nature — Musée canadien de la nature (240 McLeod St, Ottawa).
We're also pleased to announce that Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival will be partnering with the One World Film Festival and Asinabka Festival for the 6PM co-presentation of BEE NATION. This “inspiring story that encourages us all to be our best selves” was an official opening night selection for the 2017 edition of Hot Docs.
Following the documentary screenings, Asinabka Festival will present by Hard Out: 2Spirit Shorts + a Q&A with filmmakers and two films by Sami filmmakers (Just Give Me the Word and Sami Blood).
Tickets are only $5/program or $10/all films (3 feature films and a selection of shorts) for the night and will be available at the door. Donations are also welcome and there will be snacks and a cash bar.
The 6th annual Asinabka Film & Media Arts Festival runs from August 9th to 13th at various locations in Ottawa, on the traditional and unceded territories of the Algonquin nation. Join the Facebook event for the 2017 edition of the Festival here: facebook.com/events/806791869501433/
For more information about the Festival's lineup of film screenings, talks, workshops, Q&As with filmmakers, musical performances and more, go to: asinabkafestival.org/Schedule.html
Lana Šlezić | 1hr 18m | 2016 | Canada | English
This Hot Docs audience favourite follows the inspirational stories of six students in the first-ever First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee in Canada. Through the eyes of students, parents and educators, we learn of the challenges and opportunities awaiting the First Nations students in Saskatchewan as they strive to make it to the National Championships in Toronto; the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Bee Nation will be screening with How to make a Top, a short documentary created by 15 children from a youth collective group in the Indigenous village of Balaio, in the Rio Negro region of the Amazon.
All Our Father's Relations
Alejandro Yoshizawa | 57min | 2016 | English | Canada, China
Three siblings — whose mother was the last fluent Musquea speaker from the Musqueam First Nation — travel to their father's ancestral village in China for the first time, in order to better understand the challenges their parents faced and how it fractured their lives and relationships.