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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SALT + LIGHT ANNOUNCES THE CROSS-CANADA PREMIERE
SCREENINGS OF THE DOCUMENTARY FILM "A NEW LEAF"

TORONTO, February 22, 2013 - Salt + Light announces the cross-Canada premiere screenings of the documentary film A New Leaf.
In the summer of 2012, a food crisis struck West Africa in a region called the Sahel. Salt + Light Television'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. Their projects were supported by the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
Development and Peace will be hosting a series of free premiere screenings across Canada. After the film, 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.
Cities Date Time Venue Address
Ottawa Feb. 25 7:30pm Saint Paul University 223 Main Street
Toronto Feb. 28 7:30pm Innis Hall 2 Sussex Ave
Winnipeg Mar. 1 8:00pm Booth University College Theatre 447 Webb Place
Vancouver Mar. 2 7:30pm Chan Centre for the Performing Arts 6265 Crescent Rd
Victoria Mar. 3 7:30pm The Vic Theatre 808 Douglas Street
Please RSVP to: anewleaf@devp.org
Biography: Father Isisdore Ouedraogo has been with Caritas Burkina Faso since 1999 and became Executive Secretary in 2006. In 2009, he became President of the National Committee of the Management of Emergency Relief following floods in the country that displaced over 100,000 people. This past summer, he helped manage emergency relief programs after failed crops placed thousands in the country at risk of hunger. Caritas Burkina Faso is also responding to the needs of refugees from Mali fleeing conflict in their country.
Father Ouedraogo will be available for media interviews. Also available for interviews will be the writer/director of "A New Leaf", Kris Dmytrenko, and a representative of Development and Peace.
For more information please visit: saltandlighttv.org/anewleaf

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