Tuesday, September 23, 2008



The Embassy of Mexico in Canada has the honour to extend a cordial invitation to enjoy the music of world-renowned Mexican cellist Carlos Prieto, who will give a concert and present his latest book, "The Adventures of a Cello," on Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. in the University of Ottawa's Freiman Hall (Perez Building)


Having played his famous Stradivarius in some of the world's most prestigious concert halls and with the world's best orchestras, Mr. Prieto now brings his flawless interpretation of cello pieces to Canada, showing the Canadian public yet another face of Mexico: world-class cultural refinement at its best. The Embassy of Mexico looks forward to having members of the Diplomatic Missions in
Canada join us for a delightful afternoon of music and culture, and takes this opportunity to renew the assurances of its highest regard.


A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman
A Benefit Screening for World Inter-Action Mondiale (WIAM)
Thursday, September 25th - 7:00PM
(In English and Spanish)
ByTowne Cinema, 325 Rideau Street, Ottawa
All Tickets $10.00 in advance from WIAM or at the door.
www.wiam.ca / 613-238-4659

"A powerful, at times unforgettable, documentary... The blend of archival news footage with his (Ariel Dorfman) personal, vivid memories is exemplary and beautifully done. It's utterly compelling, ... a must-see because you soon learn that it's about more than Chile. It's about how the world works."- John Doyle, The Globe and Mail

World Inter-Action Mondiale
is proud to screen "A Promise to the Dead", a brilliant documentary that follows the playwright Ariel Dorfman as he returns to the streets of Chile from exile in the United States, and then brings to life vivid scenes of the traumatic political power struggle that evolved in the 1970s. Dorfman was cultural adviser to Allende when the Pinochet coup took
Chile by storm on September 11, 1973 (35 years this week). The title is taken from his statement made while facing death in the streets, that if he survived, he would make "a promise to the dead - that I would live and tell their story."

It's a powerful reminder of a time mere decades ago, when Henry Kissinger is alleged to have said, "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go communist due to the irresponsibility of its own people". A few years after the coup, the world would learn of the death and repression that tortured
Chile apart under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. Wonderfully crafted by Canadian director Peter Raymont ("Shake Hands with the Devil"), this film tells a compelling story of personal exile, painful memories, and joyful re-unions, while intimately exploring the dynamic political forces that scarred both Dorfman and the people of Chile.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

Call for Submissions: 2009 De Colores Festival of New Works. A Latin Canadian Playwright's Festival. Alameda Theatre Company invites submissions from established and emerging playwrights for the 2nd annual Latin Canadian playwright's festival: THE 2009 DE COLORES FESTIVAL OF NEW WORKS.

The festival will focus on providing developmental support for works in progress by pairing the chosen playwrights with professional dramaturgs from
Toronto's theatre community. This year's festival dramaturgs are Stephen Colella, Dramaturg at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People and Erica Kopyto, dramaturg working with PEN Canada/ARC Fest and the Writers in Exile program. Our mandate is to provide opportunities to Latin Canadian theatre artists and playwrights and to build audiences for their work. Our goal is for Latin American arts and artists to be embraced by a broad Canadian community that is aware of, understands and respects the Latin-American Canadian experience.

Scripts selected for the 2009 De Colores Festival of New Works will receive dramaturgical support and a workshop period that will culminate in a staged reading in April 2009. Work in the festival will automatically be short-listed for production in our upcoming seasons. Selected playwrights will be contacted by November 2008.
Deadline for submissions:
September 30, 2008



Third World Players


A book launch & signing


Autobiography of


Memoir of a journey from beauty queen to diplomat & specialist in international development

8 October 2008

7:30 p.m.

Exhibition Room A Library and Archives

Canada 395, rue Wellington Street, Ottawa

Entrée gratuite / Admission free


Recital de poesía joven

hispano-canadiense en Ottawa 2008

Parte del Festival Latinoamericano 2008.

Poesía y narrativa latinoamericana con autoras/es locales

Fecha: Viernes 10 de Octubre

Lugar: National Archives of Canada Address.

395 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N3, Canada.

Hora: 7:00 pm


Organizadores: Federación de Estudiantes Mexicanos en Canadá,

Red Cultural Hispánica y Embajada de México en Canadá.

Información: femexcanada@hotmail.com


Hector Numa Moraes

Un embajador del Canto Popular Latinoamericano y del Folklore Uruguayo

Perez Hall, Room 121

Department of Music / Lawrence Freiman Recital Theatre

610 Cumberland. University of Ottawa

Donation: $20.00

Supported by Uruguayan Embassy and Mano a Mano.