Upcoming screenings of The Cola Road in Ottawa

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Happy 2014! The Cola Road is headed to Ottawa to ring in the new year with two screenings next week. Both are free, but registration is required. Details below.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Location: University of Ottawa Social Sciences Building, 120 University Street, room 4004
1:00-1:30 p.m. | Screening of The Cola Road
1:30-2:30 p.m. | Q&A with Claire Ward and Rohit Ramchandani
*Follow this link for more details*

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Location: The Canadian Museum of Civilization (100, rue Laurier Street, Gatineau, QC)
6:00-7:00 p.m. | Reception – Riverview Salon
7:00-8:30.p.m. | Introduction, Screening, Q&A – CMC Theatre
*Pre-registration is required*

Stanford University School of Medicine screening

The Cola Road is back in California next Tuesday, October 22 for a screening at Stanford University, co-sponsored by the Graduate School of Business’ Center for African Studies and the School of Medicine’s Center for Innovation in Global Health. Rohit Ramchandani and I will be video-conferenced in after the screening for a Q&A.

The Cola Road screens at the Royal Society of Arts in London

This snap of the Great Room at the Royal Society of Arts (The RSA) in London is courtesy of David Wilcox, who was in attendance. The screening was followed by a panel with the ColaLife team, and was chaired by Peter Day, the BBC’s global business correspondent. Thanks to all who attended!

Film festival news

Exciting news! THE COLA ROAD has made official selection for two more film festivals, MovingMedia International Student Film Festival and Action on Film International Film Festival.

At AOF Fest, the film has received nominations for two awards, Best Documentary Short and Best Director, Documentary. 

Screening dates/times:

  • Detroit, Michigan [MovingMedia] — September 28, 2013
  • Monrovia, California [AOF Fest] —  3PM, August 22, 2013

Stay tuned for further screening details and dates for London, Stanford, Ottawa, and Baltimore.

Impact Journalism Day: The Cola Road makes the rounds

I was excited to see The Cola Road featured as a part of Impact Journalism Day, where newspapers around the world published stories about people that were making a positive impact on the world. Thanks to Catherine Galloway for reaching out and helping tell the story. Read her story on the importance of solutions journalism here. I’m quoted here talking about “feel-good land”… gotta work on my one-liners when I’m talking to the press.

International Women’s Day: The Cola Road is invited to Women Deliver!

Honoured to announce that The Cola Road has been invited to screen at Women Deliver in Kuala Lumpur. From the press release: “On International Women’s Day, Women Deliver is pleased to announce the filmmakers who are invited to screen their work at Cinema Corner, a special feature of the Women Deliver 2013 global conference. These films will tell the stories behind Women Deliver’s mission of reducing maternal mortality and improving access to reproductive health, and they will help conference participants connect to these key issues. This year, nearly 200 inspiring and informative films were submitted for consideration.” Humbled to be in such strong company.