OTTAWA, March 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Hot Docs, the largest documentary festival in North America, to co-present "Reluctant Revolutionary."
An intimate portrayal of the beginning of the Arab Spring, British filmmaker Sean McAllister was one of the only foreign journalists left inside Yemen. His new film follows a "reluctant" Yemeni tour guide in Sana'a who struggles to understand and survive his country's uprising.
McAllister was also in Syria in October 2011, and was arrested, imprisoned, and eventually deported.
The CAJ invites delegates to its 2012 convention on Friday, April 27 to attend a Hot Docs screening of "Reluctant Revolutionary" at 9:15 p.m. We have reserved a block of tickets at a discounted price of $12.25. This block of tickets is only available through the CAJ and is only available until the end of the day on Thursday, April 19, via the Canadian Association of Journalists website.
After that date, tickets will still be available through Hot Docs, at regular price, through the festival box office, and availability is not guaranteed.
Register here for the Canadian Association of Journalists conference. Friday night's screening caps off the first of three days of workshops, keynotes, and panel discussions including:
- Brilliant Newsroom Careers: why women stay, why they leave and why it matters, with Marcie Ien of CTV's Canada AM and Emma Reilly of the Hamilton Spectator.
- A feature chat between Alfred Hermida, social media researcher at U.B.C and David Skok, Harvard University's 2012 Neiman Journalism Fellow, on Creative Destruction: Firing up your newsroom with new models of journalism.
- Sports Journalism prepares to cover the London 2012 Summer Olympics in the age of Twitter.
- Career tips for job seekers from hiring managers at CP 24, CBC, the Globe and Mail, Corus and more.
The CAJ is Canada's largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing almost 600 members across the country. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
For further information:
Hugo Rodrigues, CAJ president, 519-756-2020 ext. 2226, 519-535-8680 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellin Bessner, 2012 conference committee, 416-289-5000 ext. 8826, email@example.com
Shauna Rempel, 2012 conference committee, 416-869-4300 firstname.lastname@example.org