Sister Speak to Me: A Tribute to Zahra Kazemi,

Tuesday, September 16, 2003
CJFE co-sponsors premiere screening of mini-documentary in London, Ontario September 16, 2003 - Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is pleased to co-sponsor the premiere screening of Sister Speak to Me: A Tribute to Zahra Kazemi at the London Public Library on Wed. September 17, at 7:00 pm in London, Ontario. The event features the screening of a new mini-documentary by Jamelie Hassan, visual artist and 2001 winner of the Governor General's Award in Visual Arts, and documentary filmmaker Tyson Haller. The mini-documentary is a tribute to Zahra Kazemi, the Iranian-Canadian photojournalist who died after being beaten by Iranian police on July 10, 2003. The event will also feature a talk by Reza Baraheni, writer, human rights activist and professor of Comparative Literature at University of Toronto He will be introduced by Peter Desbarats, member of CJFE's advisory board and former Journalism Dean at the University of Western Ontario. The documentary screening starts at 7:00 pm in the Wolf Performance Hall at the London Public Library, 251 Dundas St. London Ontario. The event is free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first come first serve basis. The event is co-sponsored by London Public Library, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and Shahrvand Community Newspaper. CJFE is an association of journalists and others committed to preserving and promoting free expression and press freedom in Canada and around the world. For more information on the event at the London Public Library contact Lynda Kirkham, 519-661-5121 For more information on CJFE call 416-515-9622 or email cjfe@cjfe.org.

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