Rosewater (2014) Film Screening and In/Visible Scars Photo Exhibition
Presented by Amnesty International St. John’s
In/Visible Scars Photo Exhibition: Wednesday, April 27 at 7pm
Rosewater (2014) Screening: Thursday, April 28 at 7pm
Join us at Eastern Edge Gallery for the opening reception of Rogue Gallery exhibition In/Visible Scars on April 27 and for the screening of Rosewater (2014) on April 28.
Rosewater, the directorial debut of “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart is based on the memoir of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari’s detainment in 2009 by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.
The In/Visible Scars traveling photo exhibition spotlights the courage, strength, and resilience of torture survivors living in Canada.
The exhibition tells the story of eight people who now call Canada home. They hail from around the world, have all experienced the horror and devastation that torture wreaks on individuals and families, and have undergone the transformation from victim to survivor to activist. Half of the survivors were Canadian citizens at the time when they were tortured.
The exhibition highlights the role Canada should be playing to prevent more people from enduring unspeakable torture. Our hope is that it will compel more Canadians to join torture survivors and take action in support of Canada joining the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture.