White Pine Pictures presents

Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children
Work-In-Progress of the new documentary by Patrick Reed

Selected for TIFF DOCS: Conference
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox

In-depth discussion with General Roméo Dallaire, Patrick Reed, Peter Raymont and former Congolese child soldier Michel Chikwanine to follow

Tuesday, August 21: White Pine Pictures is pleased to announce that the TIFF DOCS Conference will premiere some select scenes from the rough-cut of the new documentary by Patrick Reed, Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children. An in-depth discussion about the filmmaking process and the issues behind the film will follow. Participants in the discussion are Lt-Gen (ret’d) and now Canadian Senator Roméo Dallaire, Director Patrick Reed, and Producer/Executive Producer Peter Raymont. They will be joined by former Congolese child soldier, Michel Chikwanine, who is now based in Ontario and provided voice over in the documentary.

When you’ve been to hell and back, how do you shake the memories?

This question has haunted Roméo Dallaire since 1994 when he was UN Force Commander during the Rwandan genocide, explored in White Pine Picture’s award-winning documentary Shake Hands With The Devil.

Dallaire has now found a reason to live embarking on a mission to end the use of child soldiers.

Will Dallaire succeed where others have failed? Or will he once again be forced to look on as the world turns away?

Shot in DR Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda in Spring of 2012,
Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children is based in part on the book by Roméo Dallaire They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children published by Random House.

Dallaire will be joined at TIFF by Dr. Shelly Whitman, Director of Child Soldiers Initiative, an organization founded by Dallaire to eradicate the use of child soldiers.

The film is produced by the same Emmy award-winning team that brought General Dallaire’s book Shake Hands With The Devil to the screen. Patrick Reed is Producer-Director and Peter Raymont is Producer/Executive Producer. Long time collaborators Michèle Hozer (editor), John Westheuser (cinematography) and Sanjay Mehta (sound) also worked on the film.

The film is produced in association with TVOntario, Knowledge Network, Canal D, documentary channel, Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds through the Theatrical Documentary Program with the participation of the Canada Media Fund, Rogers Documentary Fund and the OMDC Feature Film Fund. World wide sales agent is Films Transit International.
TIFF DOCS: Conference is an in-depth series of panels and discussions about the current landscape for documentary production, financing and distribution. Last year’s sessions included notable documentary filmmakers such as Joe Berlinger, Nick Broomfield, Mark Cousins, Morgan Spurlock, and Lucy Walker; Industry experts such as Diane Weyermann, Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Broderick.

TIFF DOCS: Conference is open to public ticket holders and all Sales & Industry, Guest and Press delegates. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
White Pine Pictures is an independent Canadian film, television, and new media production company based in Toronto, Canada. Headed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Raymont, the company is recognized internationally as a high quality production house with a reputation for compelling visual styles and depth of content. White Pine Pictures prides itself on its longtime relationships with Canadian talent and key industry players worldwide. White Pine has produced over 100 films, including the Emmy award-winning feature documentary Shake Hands With The Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire, two Oscar-shortlisted features; A Promise to the Dead: The Exile Journey of Ariel Dorfman, and Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, and the award-winning documentary Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma. West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson is now playing in theatres across Canada. White Pine is also producer of the award-winning TV drama series The Border (38 episodes), produced for the CBC and is currently in production on a new TV drama series Cracked, schedule to air on the CBC in January 2013. More information about White Pine Pictures can be found on the company’s website at www.whitepinepictures.com

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