Kerry Pither has worked as a human rights and civil liberties advocate for almost twenty years on a wide range of local, regional, national and international issues.

In May 2003, eight months into the struggle for the release of her husband, Maher Arar, Monia Mazigh approached Kerry for strategic support. Kerry went on to play a coordinating role in the last five months of the campaign for Maher’s release, working closely with Monia, Amnesty International, the Council on American Islamic Relations and other organizations. Her experiences with Maher, Ahmad El Maati and Abdullah Almalki, led her to write her first book, Dark Days: The Story of Four Canadians Tortured in the Name of Fighting Terror.

Kerry has pledged any profits she makes from sales of this book to Amnesty International Canada.

Festivals: 2008 (Year Round)

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