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posted 14 March 2007 05:02 AM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This is for anyone from my old stopping ground of Ottawa. It sounds worth checking out.


Films “Exploring Humanitarian Values” Crimes of War & God Sleeps in Rwanda

The Humanitarian Issues Committee of the Ottawa Branch, Canadian Red Cross is organizing a film festival, Exploring Humanitarian values, for three Sunday afternoons in March, March 11, 18, & 25. The festival will take place at the Alumni Auditorium, University Centre, 85 University Avenue at the University of Ottawa.

Cost is $5 each afternoon.

Sunday, March 18, 2 - 5 pm

Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know is a unique collaboration of journalists, lawyers and scholars and seeks to raise awareness of the laws of war among the media and the general public. The film starts in Rwanda and goes on to provide an overview of the critical issues in modern armed conflict. It encourages dialogue among journalists, legal experts and humanitarian actors in highlighting the need for accountability and compliance with international humanitarian law.

God Sleeps in Rwanda captures the spirit of five courageous women as they rebuild their lives. The 1994 genocide left the country nearly 70% female, handing Rwanda's women an extraordinary burden and unprecedented opportunity. The film tells a story of these women as they rebuild their lives, redefining women's roles in Rwanda society and bringing hope to a wounded nation.


We will have two experienced Red Cross delegates making presentations. Pat Laberge was in Rwanda and will speak to the first film. Ted Itani, who has worked for the International Federation of the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement, for the International Committee of the Red Cross and was last in Pakistan assisting with relief in the earthquake devastated area, will make a 15 minute presentation about peace and security. The afternoon will end with a panel discussion with Pat Laberge, Ted Itani and Zelo Soyalp, Humanitarian Issues Program, National Office staff and volunteer with the film festival.

The following Sunday will also have a rich program, addressing the theme of women and war.

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