ATTENTION: Entertainment, Community, Broadcast, Photo and Assignment Editors
Waterloo, Ontario The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Princess Twin Cinema are holding a VIP Reception followed by a Gala Screening of the acclaimed film "Shake Hands with the Devil," based on Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire's award-winning book . "Shake Hands with the Devil" is the story of a Canadian commander torn between his duty and his conscience when he finds himself eyewitness to hell on earth.
The VIP reception will be held on Monday, October 15 at 6:00 pm at the Princess Twin Cinema, 47 King Street N, Waterloo, on the lower floor. Following the reception, you are invited to stay for a gala screening of the movie at 7:00 pm ( complimentary passes will be provided for you at the reception).
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Ramesh Thakur, former UN assistant secretary-general will give a short talk on peacekeeping and Researcher Hany Besada will discuss CIGI's Fragile States research. Wordsworth Books will have copies of "Shake Hands with the Devil" and other books on Rwanda and Darfur available for purchase.
SPECIAL GUESTS IN ATTENDANCE: (INTERVIEW AND PHOTO OPPORTUNITY)
Major Brent Beardsley - served as General Dallaire's personal staff officer before and during the genocide in Rwanda; co-authored the book
Actor James Gallanders - plays Beardsley in the film
Producer Laszlo Barna
CIGI Distinguished Fellow Ramesh Thakur, former UN assistant secretary-general
EVENT: VIP reception followed by Gala screening of "Shake Hands with the Devil"
DATE: Monday, October 15, 2007
TIME: VIP reception: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Screening: 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Princess Twin Cinema, 47 King Street N, Waterloo
PARTNERS: The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and Princess Twin Cinema
Media Relations Manager
Phone: +1.519.885.2444 ext 390