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The Princess Theatre

10337 82 Ave

Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z9

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Film Screening: Human Flow

The Princess Theatre, Edmonton
Thursday, November 1

6:00 PM

There are currently more than 65 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Captured in 23 countries over the course of one year, this epic film journey by internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration, and documents the courage, endurance and unassailable spirit of the displaced.

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Edmonton for a free screening of this important film. The event will begin with a short discussion about the many challenges people on the move encounter and the work that Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) does to address their needs in a host of settings.

Watch the trailer here. Information about The Princess Theatre is available here.


Speakers

Grant Assenheimer is the Deputy Executive Director of MSF in Canada. He has managed major MSF humanitarian interventions in Chad, Bangladesh, Philippines and Democratic Republic of Congo. He is a certified engineer and, when not in the field, spent close to 10 years in the water and wastewater sector where he focused on the use of water treatment technology for municipal and industrial clients. He has a degree in chemical engineering from the University of Alberta and is a current member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). He is from Edmonton, though currently lives in Toronto with his wife and sons.

Andrea Irwin is a nurse from Edmonton, where she works at the Grey Nuns Hospital. She went on her first overseas assignment with MSF in 2016 to Chad in sub-Saharan Africa, where she was part of an emergency team responding to a local Hepatitis E outbreak. In 2017 and 2018, she was in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as the medical lead for MSF’s South Kivu Emergency Unit and witnessed first-hand the devastating impact of conflict on local people and their communities. South Kivu has been the site of ongoing fighting and violence since the 1990s, and more than 1.5 million people in the area have been displaced by conflict. In 2017, the situation continued to deteriorate. As part of the South Kivu Emergency Unit, she oversaw the delivery of primary health care to people who have been left without means or basic necessities, including access to health services. She is also currently working towards a Masters of Public Health from the University of Liverpool.


This is a free event. Film running time: 2h 20m

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10337 82 Ave

Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z9

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