May 27, 2015 | Announcements and updates Festival News
Ottawa, ON – One World Arts’ flagship program, the One World Film Festival, will mark the opening week of the women’s soccer world cup in Canada with the Ottawa Premiere of the acclaimed documentary Goals For Girls: A Story of Women With Balls, followed by a panel discussion on Supporting Women’s Success in Sports.
Goals For Girls is a feature length documentary about how women and girls in Argentina are overcoming obstacles to play the sport they love: soccer. Interviews with sports journalists, soccer association officials, players, coaches, relatives and friends, provide a multifaceted look at the world of women’s soccer and reveal that female players often do not enjoy the same support as their male counterparts. The women and girls of this inspiring documentary assert their right to play and show that they have the skills, talent and determination to succeed, defying chauvinistic societal expectations and winning respect for women’s soccer in Argentina.
The panel discussion will feature Dina Bell-Laroche, Partner for the Sport Law & Strategy Group and Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, and Sara Nicholls, Deputy Director, Health and Nutrition Bureau, Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development.
This event is open to the media. Free admission. Please RSVP to attend.
BYTOWNE CINEMA – 325 RIDEAU STREET
THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 6:45PM
The One World Film Festival is Ottawa’s longest-running annual documentary film festival focused on raising awareness on a diverse range of global issues. The festival presents thought-provoking documentaries, panel discussions with experts, Q&A’s with filmmakers, and an information fair, connecting audiences with opportunities to learn more about and take action on issues of local and global concern.
One World Arts is a volunteer-based, charitable organization that has been working to raise awareness and foster public engagement on global issues since 1972. Since its inception, One World Arts has run on the dedication of its volunteers and staff, who are passionate about combining arts and education about global issues. The organization was originally established as the Ottawa-Hull Learner Centre, in the mid-1980s changed its name to World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM), and in 2011 changed its name again to One World Arts — the best reflection of our organization’s two facets: arts and global issues.