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Waterloo, Canada - On March 13, the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will hold a free public screening of the CBC Documentary "Darfur: On Our Watch" followed by guest speakers Rich Hichens, president and founder of the Canadian Centre for Genocide and Human Rights Education and Deborah Bodkin, UN human rights investigator in Darfur.

About the film:

Darfur. A word that has come to mean violence and terror, rape and murder. A killing field that splashes across the headlines. Yet the world stands by as the first genocide of the 21st century unfolds. Now, one of the largest citizen movements in decades is trying to make a difference. Celebrities are stepping into the void left by the world's leaders. Travel with American movie star Mia Farrow to the refugee camps that are hell's waiting room, as she struggles to comfort the afflicted and alert the world to their pain. Darfur: On Our Watch explores why helpless, hapless institutions cannot stop the unfathomable cruelty. It's also an inspirational story of star-powered activists and ordinary citizens determined that genocide will not happen on their watch.

Co-sponsored by CIGI and the UW Genocide Action Group.



Rich Hichens - President and Founder, Canadian Centre for Genocide and Human Rights Education

Deborah Bodkin - UN Human Rights Investigator in Darfur and Waterloo Regional Police Officer (Bodkin also appears in the film)

Hany Besada - CIGI Senior Researcher and resident Africa expert


CIGI Winter Cinema: Darfur Crisis

Screening of CBC documentary: "Darfur: On Our Watch" followed by guest speakers


Thursday, March 13, 2008


6:00-7:00 pm: CBC documentary: "Darfur: On Our Watch"

7:00-9:00 pm: Opening remarks by Hany Besada

Guest speakers: Rich Hichens and Deborah Bodkin


CIGI, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo

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