A shocking film about Canada’s role in the imprisonment and torture of three Canadian Muslim men
With a special multi-media presentation by guest speaker ABDULLAH ALMALKI, who was detained, interrogated and tortured in Syria on behalf of the RCMP and CSIS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 7pm
1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, H-110 Auditorium
Free. Welcome to all. Space is wheelchair accessible.
Presentation starts at 7pm. Film to follow.
About the film: Three Arab-Canadian men are detained and tortured for months and years in Syria and Egypt. Upon their release they return to Canada struggling to find some answers as to why they were detained and tortured. An internal inquiry into their cases, the Iacobucci Inquiry, reveals that the Canadian government was complicit in their detention and torture. The camera team follows the lives and cases of the men for a year and a half as the men fight to leave the horror of torture behind them. This is a powerful and intimate documentary about the fragile balance between democracy, human rights and national security fears. It is also a portrait of life after torture experiences. (2009, Ramz Media Productions, 53 minutes; English).
About Abdullah Almalki: Abdullah Almalki is a Canadian citizen from Ottawa, a husband and a father of six children. He was an Engineer and ran his own company in Ottawa before he was detained, interrogated and tortured in Syria on behalf of the RCMP and CSIS (Canadian Security and Intelligence Service).
Co-presented by the People’s Commission Network, a working group of QPIRG Concordia.
Part of QPIRG Concordia’s ongoing KEEPING IT REEL Subversive Cinema Series.