Perfume War, the award-winning documentary from Michael Melski (BA ’91), will open in select theatres across Canada on April 14. The film explores the extraordinary relationship between best friends Captain Trevor Greene (BJH ’88) and Dr. Barb Stegemann (BA ’91, BJ ’99). After Greene was brutally wounded by the Taliban while serving in Afghanistan, Stegemann began working with Afghan farmers who grow legal flower crops instead of the illegal heroin poppy-the Taliban’s chief income source-and created an unlikely weapon in the fight for world peace: perfume.
The film has already garnered critical accolades on the festival circuit, and will play in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary and Halifax.
At select Halifax, Toronto and Calgary screenings, the filmmakers will be having Q&A sessions:
Q & A with Michael Melski and Barb Stegemann after the 7:00 pm show.
Q & A with Michael Melski and Barb Stegemann after the 4:00 pm show.
Q & A with W. Brett Wilson, philanthropist and Warrant Officer Rob Dolson, both of whom are prominently featured in the film.