Library and Archives Canada explores Canadian history and identity

Library and Archives Canada (LAC), is currently holding a free exhibition called Canada: Who do we think we are? which seeks to highlight parts of Canadian history and reflect on the nation’s identity. The exhibit launched on June 5 and gives Canadians an opportunity to view artifacts that normally would not be available to the public, Madeleine Trudeau, the curator of the exhibit, said in an email. She added that the display isn’t just to mark Canada 150. “It was also developed to remind Canadians of the important role that a national library and archives plays in preserving Canada’s story,” Trudeau said. “Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is in fact often referred to as the memory or the mirror of […]

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Film fest dedicates a day to refugees

The weekend of Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 marked the 27th annual One World Film Festival (OWFF). The program included Canadian and international documentary films and an opportunity to engage with the material through panel discussions and question and answer sessions with filmmakers. Since its 1989 launch, the annual film festival, presented by One World Arts, has become Ottawa’s longest-running documentary film festival on social justice and social change. Library and Archives Canada hosted an almost full house of participants for the OWFF event Stories from The Syrian Refugee Crisis, on Sept. 29. The night featured Another Kind of Girl: 7 Short Films by Syrian Refugees and the Canadian premiere of After Spring, directed by Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching, […]

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