Fall – Episode 1 – Profiles


In the first edition of the Fall 2019 season of the 25th Hour, students speak with people across Ottawa who are putting themselves out into the world through unique jobs and...

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Balancing work and a social life is hard enough. Add being one of Ottawa’s top drag queens to the mix. Adrianna Exposée is taking over the drag scene one performance at a time.  Ron sits in his drag room surrounded by the accessories and makeup he uses to transform into a drag queen. Adrianna Exposée interacts with the audience at one of her shows. Multiple costumes hang inside of the drag room. Makeup is scattered across a...

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Moved By Passion is a profile on Alesia Kazantceva, an Ottawa-based photographer who moved to Canada from Russia to pursue a career in medicine. She wants her photos to show the natural beauty every person has. Especially during the craze of social media.  Georgia Andromidas asks Alecia about her passions. Alecia takes pictures of her subjects. Producers set up the camera equipment for Alecia’s...

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Single father, Brandon Kennedy takes the audience behind the scenes of his doughnut baking. Kennedy works as a baker and has a side gig as a musician to provide for his daughter. Sizzling doughnuts cooking along the conveyor belt. Chocolate battered doughnuts cooling after their hot journey. Final product of Maverick’s Donut. Mavericks Donut Company business cards, where “donuts are done...

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Jewelry can tell a story. But what about the person who makes it? George Barbu started in Romania. Now, with a stand in Byward Market; Barbu is sharing his stories with the people of Ottawa.  Barbu shines a ring he has made with a buffing machine.  Barbu uses a tool to sharpen a ring he is making.  Jewelry made by Barbu being displayed at his stand in the Byward Market.  The finished product. Barbu holds up a ring...

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Starting a new life in a new country is a difficult mission that every immigrant has to overcome. For Noor Sakhniya, a Syrian newcomer in Ottawa, the challenge was even bigger. While he was working full-time in an NGO that helps refugees and immigrants, he finished his training to become a licensed commercial pilot. Noor Sakhniya has finished his training at Ottawa Aviation flying school in Ottawa. Before flying, Sakhniya does a walk...

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Gian Paulo is an Instagram fitness influencer. He takes us through his inspiration and his workout. Gian Paulo at the gym showing off his muscles. [provided] A before and after picture of Gian Paulo. Comments from some of his followers are on the right. [provided] Gian Paulo showing his viewers how to use a resistance...

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