Development and Peace to premiere A New Leaf - A documentary about the crisis in the Sahel

MONTREAL, Feb. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Development and Peace is hosting a series of free premiere screenings of the documentary A New Leaf in several cities across Canada this week.

The film, which chronicles the food crisis that put 18 million people at risk of hunger in the Sahel region of West Africa this past summer, was produced by Salt+Light Television in collaboration with Development and Peace and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.

Screenings will be held in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver and Victoria, and will be followed by a panel discussion about the documentary, food security, development issues and the impact of the conflict in Mali on the region. The panel will feature special guest Father Isidore Ouedraogo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Burkina Faso, a local organization supported by Development and Peace that is responding to the needs of the population in the country, including refugees from Mali.

Father Isidore will be available for interviews, as well as other panellists Kris Dmytrenko, director of the documentary, and Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer for Development and Peace.

FREE SCREENINGS

Ottawa
Monday February 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
Saint Paul University
223 Main Street

Toronto
February 28, 2013 - 7:30pm
Innis Hall
2 Sussex Ave

Winnipeg
March 1, 2013 - 8:00pm
Booth University College Theatre
447 Webb Place

Vancouver
March 2, 2013 - 7:30pm
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Rd

Victoria
March 3, 2013 - 7:30pm
The Vic Theatre
808 Douglas Street

Space is limited. Please RSVP to anewleaf@devp.org or 1-888-234-8533

For more information please visit www.saltandlighttv.org/anewleaf or www.devp.org

SOURCE: DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

For further information:

For more information or interviews, please contact:

Khoudia Ndiaye
Communications Officer
Development and Peace
514 257-8711 ext. 318; kndiaye@devp.org


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