Written by Denise Deby.
Ottawa-based non-profit Inter Pares is starting up a Film Nights series to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Inter Pares (which means “among equals”) is an impressive organization that works with groups around the world, including in Canada, to advocate for and bring about food security, women’s equality, health, peace and justice.
The intention behind the film series is to “showcase thought-provoking documentaries for free to inspire, inform and galvanize action for more equal societies” (from Inter Pares February 2015 E-News).
The first in the series is Slums: Cities of Tomorrow. The film, by Quebec filmmaker Jean-Nicolas Orhon, takes us to several informal settlements around the world to meet people who’ve created housing and homes for themselves.
The film challenges stereotypes about “slums,” and shows residents’ creativity and resilience as well as the difficulties they face.
The screening takes place on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 7 p.m. at Inter Pares (221 Laurier Ave. East). (The film will be subtitled in English.) RSVP before Monday, Feb. 9.