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Weekend Roundup: What to do?

Some say Ottawa’s two seasons are winter and construction, but “some” forgot an important third: festival season. Side effects include wristband tan, illusions of a seven-day weekend, performers’ obligatory Justin Trudeau jokes, and wishing festival season was over the moment a woo girl spills her beer all over you. But hey, entertainment exhaustion is a […]

OPL celebrates technology and teens with video contest

Post by Laura Li. Li is a West Carleton High School student and member of the Main Branch of the Ottawa Public Library Teen Advisory Group. She has also blogged on the Ottawa Public Library website as Teen blogger in Residence. While the rest of Ottawa settled in for a regular Thursday evening, young directors […]

“…this culture is mad.” // Q&A with Lorna Mills

Post by Katja Melzer, SAW Video Programmer. This evening, Lorna Mills’ groundbreaking Ways of Something (2014-2015) will screen at SAW Video. A contemporary remake of the iconic BBC television series Ways of Seeing (1972) by John Berger, the Toronto based media artist invited more than 100 Canadian and international artists from different generations to collaborate […]

Fellowship of the Blog: Ottawa Indie Film, Episode Three

Today we bring you the third episode in Jith Paul’s series, Ottawa Indie Film. This installment features filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen.  Her interest in social justice issues drew her to documentaries and her work planning Ottawa’s One World Film Festival which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year.  She recently completed her first film, an exploration of Capoeira (an Afro-Brazilian martial […]

SAW Video launches Cultural Engineering

When planning a revamp of some of Ottawa’s most iconic arts and culture venues — namely through the Arts Court Redevelopment — who better to turn to for help and creative input than a gallery that’s been around for 42 years? SAW Video has launched Cultural Engineering, a project that is being produced in partnership […]