Media Advisory - The International Premiere of Vladimir Kabelik's "So Far From Home" Presented by CJFE, Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning & Willing Mind Productions

    TORONTO, Sept. 8 /CNW/ - The world rarely sees the challenges and dangers
faced by native reporters reporting from conflict regions such as Afghanistan,
Eritrea, Iran, Pakistan and Uganda.
    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE), Sheridan College and
Willing Mind Productions present "So Far From Home" an OMNI Television
documentary film that offers a unique window in to the world of five
journalists who did report from these dangerous places.
    These journalists worked without a safety net; they had no international
media organisation to rescue them when their reporting led to threats by
factions or governments who did not want these stories told. The five were
forced to flee, often leaving behind families and loved ones. Director Kabelik
says "their pursuit of truth garnered them no awards, instead it forced them
into exile."
    "So Far From Home" documents the journalists' experiences, their efforts
to come to terms with their past and their struggle to build a future in
    Following the film there will be a panel discussion with several of the
journalists featured in the film, moderated by CBC Radio's Anna Maria

    Who:      MC: Anna Maria Tremonti, Host of "The Current", CBC Radio
              Film Director, Vladimir Kabelik
              Exiled journalists: Aaron Berhane, Mir Mahdavi, Nik Kowsar,
              Mike Odongkara

    When:     Wednesday, September 23, 2009
              Reception sponsored by Sheridan starts at 6:30 pm/Program &
              Film 7:15 pm

    Where:    Signy & Cléophée Eaton Theatre
              Royal Ontario Museum - South Entrance, 100 Queen's Park,
              Toronto, Ontario

    Tickets:  $ Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. Advance
              tickets are available from the CJFE office by calling
              (416) 515-9622 x.231.

    About Canadian Journalist for Free Expression

    Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is an association of more
than 300 journalists, editors, publishers, producers, students and others who
work to promote and defend free expression and press freedom in Canada and
around the world.

For further information:

For further information: Julie Payne at (416) 515-9622 x.226,

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