One World Festival – Film Screening Schedule

10:00Baroque’n Roll4:31Film
DiscriminationA young immigrant is rejected because of his different ways and unusual
clothing but is eventually accepted by the other kids when he impresses them with his bravery and resourcefulness. This film illustrates the right of children belonging to minority groups to enjoy their own culture, religion and language.
10:30Jamie Lo, Small and Shy7:50EnglishImmigrant experienceIn this animated short, Jaime Lo’s father is sent to Hong Kong for a year-long work assignment. A shy Chinese-Canadian girl, Jaime Lo must use her creativity to cope with his absence.
11:00Dinner for Two7.22Film
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Resolving conflictsPeace in the rain forest is disrupted when two chameleons literally get stuck in a conflict. Relationships are severed, opportunities are lost, innocent bystanders are harmed and violence seems imminent. Luckily, a frog observing the fracas turns into exactly what they need – a mediator. This film shows that amidst the chaos that differences create, there are still paths to reconciliation.
11:30The Tournament6:34Film
Children with disabilitiesA little deaf girl who plays against an arrogant boy in a chess tournament is
unaffected by his scorn but responds warmly to the attentions of a young poet. This film illustrates the right of children with disabilities to enjoy a full and decent life.
Children’s right to a futureFour children see images of other youngsters around the world who dream
of doing great things when they grow up but whose dreams are dashed by the harsh reality of their lives. Shocked, the children urgently ask adults to do something.This film illustrates children’s right to a future.
12:30Christopher Changes His Name6:38FrenchSelf-acceptanceChristopher didn’t want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty Gail from Trinidad tells him a story about a Tiger, Christopher changes his name to Tiger. But then he finds a better name. When he has trouble cashing a birthday cheque, he realizes maybe he should stick with his original name.
13:00World of Wonder4.44EnglishEnvironmentA girl discovers the wonder of nature, learning from all the changes in the living world around her. This film inspires the rising generation to live with the balance of nature. Also available in French on
13:30From Far Away6:43EnglishImmigrant experienceSaoussan is struggling to adjust to life in Canada after being uprooted from her wartorn homeland. She has come to seek a quieter and safer life, although memories of war and death linger, memories that are awakened when the children at her new school prepare for a scary Halloween. This film shows the power within us all to adapt like Saoussan and to welcome a newcomer.