WRMC Chair Lloyd Axworthy will speak immediately following The Least We Can Do film premiere. Be sure to stay for the “The Clock is Ticking: The Urgent Situation Unfolding for the Yazidi“ panel discussion.
WHEN: Film premiere December 12, 2020 3 pm PST, 6 pm EST | Canada-wide
THE LEAST WE CAN DO examines Canada’s response to the Yazidi genocide by ISIS and the struggle of a small group of women to obtain comprehensive trauma care for the 1,200 Yazidi women and girls who were brought to Canada as refugees. The film features Adiba, a Yazidi survivor, Reverend Majed El Shafie of One Free World International, and Canadian MP Jenny Kwan.
Post-film discussion at 4 pm PST/ 7 pm EST featuring:
The Honourable Lloyd Axworthy, Chair of the World Refugee & Migration Council
Rev. Majed El Shafie, founder One Free World International
Dr. Leora Kuttner, Clinical Psychologist and expert on pediatric pain management
Aveen, Yazidi survivor of a previous genocide
Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan, Psychologist and leading world expert on Yazidi trauma care
The Honourable Mobina Jaffer, QC, international advocate for protection of women and girls in war
TICKETS: $10 available here: https://owrff2020.eventive.org/
The Least We Can Do will be screened online in Ottawa’s One World Refugee Film Festival in the aptly named “Canadians speaking out for refugees” program. The screening will be followed by a discussion and Q&A: “The Clock is Ticking: The Urgent Situation Unfolding for the Yazidi“. Panelists will bring forward news and insights on the state of the refugee camps and the crisis unfolding in Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland destroyed by ISIS.
Selected as the sole entry for the “Canadians speaking out for refugees” program, director Moira Simpson’s labour of love follows the story of a small group of women fighting for comprehensive trauma care for Yazidi women and girls in Canada. They embark on a petition campaign to urge the Canadian government to follow through on their initial promise to the Yazidi refugees. The Least We Can Do is a story about genocide, religious persecution, misogyny and enslavement, and finding ways to speak the unspeakable.
For more information about The Least We Can Do and to view the trailer, visit:www.womenrefugeesadvocacyproject.ca/documentary; includes downloadable press materials; Distribution by Moving Images Distribution.