SAUDI teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun has revealed why she chose to seek asylum in Canada instead of Australia. The 18-year-old Saudi woman fled her "abusive" family last week while they were on a trip to Kuwait. Initially she was heading for Australia via Bangkok but she was chased by Saudi officials who seized her passport. Before she boarded her flight to Toronto, she explained: "(Australia) takes too long. That's why I went to Canada." Today she received a tremendous welcome as she arrived at Toronto's International Airport smiling in a 'Canada' hoodie. Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland hailed her a "brave new Canadian", and said "she wanted Canadians to see that she has arrived at her new home". Rahaf grabbed international attention after she barricaded herself in a Bangkok hotel room, resisting to be sent home to her family. She soon started posting messages on Twitter from the transit area of Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi airport saying she had "escaped Kuwait" and her life would be in … [Read more...] about Saudi teen Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun arrives in Canada and reveals she chose to seek asylum there because Australia because ‘takes too long’
IN film, art and dance Jo Andres' work was experimental, unique, rare its unwillingness to conform. Here's what we know about the artist, who has died at the age of 65 in New York. Who was Jo Andres? Jo Andres was a filmmaker, choreographer and artist who experimented through a number of mediums during her career. She first became known on the kinetic downtown New York performance scene of the 1980s film/dance/light performances. Later she was artist in residence at a number of leading universities and museums across the world. She was known for creating modern types of cyanotypes using an iron-based photo process that creates striking, deep blue images. In a 2013 interview, she advised creative individuals to: "listen, feel, look, observe, use your senses, keep yourself aware, and most of all show up and slow down". When did the artist die? The death of Jo Andres was announced on January 11, 2019. The filmmaker and artist passed away several days before with family and … [Read more...] about Who was filmaker Jo Andres? What was Steve Buchemi’s wife cause of death and which are her most notable films?