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Film screening: THE LONG WAY HOME
August 23 2018, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WHEN: August 23rd @ 7pm
WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 1J5.
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/
The screening will be followed by a Q&A and audience members will have a chance to ask questions following the discussion.
Confirmed speakers: Paul Champ, Abousfian Abdelrazik’s lawyer, Alex Neve, AI Canada Secretary General
Moderator: Aisha Jamal, film director
Abousfian Abdelrazik’s knows the value of home. Between 2003 and 2006, he was abducted, detained and tortured by Sudanese authorities at the behest of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). When he was finally released in 2006, the Canadian government refused to issue him travel documents, denying his right to mobility, a right protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It took him three more long years to make his way home to Montreal, Canada. During this time, activists on the ground worked to spread his story in the media and lent him support through all the twists and turns of his journey. With intimate interviews and stylized recreations, The Long Way Home tells the story of Abdelrazik’s journey from Canada to Sudan and back again.