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.
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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