Bob Rae and Salman Rushdie at the 1992 PEN Canada benefitJean-Marc Desrochers Photography

Codename Sally

Watch CODENAME SALLY, a short documentary on how members of PEN Canada brought Salman Rushdie, in total secrecy and heavy security, out of deep hiding in the UK to the stage of the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto for the 1992 PEN Benefit, and thence to Ottawa, to convince the Canadian Government and then the United Nations to condemn the fatwa and stand with him.

Produced by past Vice President Suzanne DePoe, with acclaimed filmmaker-writer Sturla Gunnarsson, directed by Ari Gunnarsson.

Photo credit: Jean-Marc Desrochers Photography