Atom Egoyan, Prof. Doris Bergen, Helga Stephenson and Arie Galles - A Discussion on Artistic Representation of Conflict and Memory

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - In tandem with "Remains to be Seen", a Toronto
multi-media art exhibit currently being hosted by the International Institute
of Genocide and Human Rights Studies, a public discussion will take place
focusing on the role of art in genocide awareness and prevention. Panelists
will explore art as a source of historical memory, and what role art can play
in healing societies and helping us to understand the human experience.
Cinematic depiction of conflict will also be highlighted in relation to its
impact on our memory and our reaction to conflict around the world.

    Participants:   Atom Egoyan, award-winning filmmaker
                    Prof. Doris Bergen, Chancellor Rose and Ray Wolfe Chair
                    in Holocaust Studies at the University of Toronto
                    Helga Stephenson, Chair of the Toronto Human Rights Watch
                    Film Festival
                    Arie Galles, artist (exhibiting at "Remains to be Seen")

    Time:           Panel discussion from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (media
                    (*)Note - media tours of exhibit prior to 6:00 p.m.
                    available by appointment

    Date:           Thursday, June 4, 2009

    Location:       Lennox Contemporary Gallery
                    12 Ossington Avenue
                    Toronto, ON

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For further information: For media accreditation or to arrange
interviews, please contact: Diana Arajs, (416) 538-5837 or

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