One World Film Festival Presents Road to Baleya

August 7th, 2012, OTTAWA – The One World Film Festival will host a special presentation of Road to Baleya. This documentary film follows the 2004 journey of four Canadian musicians to Mali, West Africa to teach and learn from local musicians and students at Mali’s Insitut National des Arts. Musicians featured in the film include Mansa Sissoko, Lewis Melville, Tannis Slimmon, Dale Morningstar, and Dave Clarke. Following the film screening, the audience will enjoy a live performance by Tannis Slimmon. Director Bay Weyman will also participate in an audience Question and Answer session.

Who: One World Film Festival and presenting partners One World Arts,

What: A special presentation of Road to Baleya

When: Thursday, August 16th – Doors Open at 6:30PM/Film starts at 7PM

Where: Club SAW – 67 Nicholas Street (Basement of Arts Court)

Why: Fundraiser for the One World Film Festival (tickets $15; free entry with media accreditation)

Media acclaim for Road to Baleya:

“The musical interplay is remarkable, and so is the sense that music and song provide a very real language of continuity in changing times.” – Montreal Gazette

“Road to Baleya is a vivid documentation…This is a must-see for any music lover, especially anyone already exposed to the wonderful music of this country, made famous by Ry Cooder’s collaborative album Talking Timbuktu, made with legendary Malian music star Ali Farka Toure.” – Montreal Hour


Produced by Close Up Films in association with Bravo!, a division of CTV Limited Produced in association with The Documentary Channel. Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Produced with the financial participation of Rogers Documentary Fund and The Canadian and Ontario Film or Video Production Tax Credit.

Note to Editors: Tannis Slimmon and Bay Weyman are available for interviews before and at the conclusion of the presentation.
 For information or to purchase advance tickets, please contact One World Arts at 613-238-4659 or via

Media Contact: Pixie Cram | [email protected] | 613-321-6402

23rd Annual One World Film Festival

October 11th-14th, 2012