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S+L heads to Ottawa for documentary premiere

February 24, 2013
In the summer of 2012, a food crisis struck West Africa in a region called the Sahel. Salt + Light’s Kris Dmytrenko travelled to Niger to learn about the crisis. Why was it happening? What were Nigeriens doing about it? And how was the world trying to help? Dmytrenko witnessed the efforts of Caritas Niger, a Catholic development organization endorsed by the local bishops. Its projects were supported by Development and Peace and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Their determination to avert a famine is documented in the S+L film A New Leaf. Development and Peace is hosting a series of free screenings of the film across Canada, beginning with the world premiere in Ottawa, then followed by events in Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria. After each screening, there will be a panel discussion about the documentary, food security, and development issues in the Sahel region of West Africa. The panel will feature special guest Father Isidore Ouedraogo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Burkina Faso.
Attendance is free. Please RSVP to anewleaf@devp.org or call 1-888-234-8533. For more information, visit the A New Leaf webpage.
Monday February 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
Saint Paul University
223 Main Street
February 28, 2013 - 7:30pm
Innis Hall
2 Sussex Ave
March 1, 2013 - 8:00pm
Booth University College Theatre
447 Webb Place
March 2, 2013 - 7:30pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd
March 3, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas Street
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