OttawaIndieFilm-RhianaChinapen2Filmmaker Rhiana Chinapen’s 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 art which she practices) with the assistance of SAW Video Media Arts Centre’s Jumpstart Program.

Episodes of the #OttawaIndieFilm series are cross posted on Apartment613 and OttawaIndieFest.

Watch for this series of videos profiling local filmmakers and their films.  Here’s a preview of the filmmakers profiled in the first season: Cory Thibert, Gary Thibert, Shannon Lough, Emanuela Campanella, Sarah Turnbull, Fangliang Xu, Rhiana Chinapen, Howard Adler, Roger D. Wilson and Bonnie Robinson.


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