Free event 1: 1st April, 2pm
Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (film screening)
SULEIMA (short film)

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A film screening of Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan’s graphic account of the horrors of the Syrian conflict, filmed by citizens trapped within it. Suitable for adults and young people over 15.

‘In Syria, everyday, YouTubers film then die; others kill then film.  In Paris, driven by my inexhaustible love for Syria, I find that I can only film the sky and edit the footage posted on YouTube.  From within the tension between my estrangement in France and the revolution, an encounter happened.  A young Kurdish from Homs began to chat with me, asking: ‘If your camera were here, in Homs, what would you be filming?’.  Silvered Water is the story of that encounter.’

The screening will be preceded by Jalal Maghout’s beautiful animated short, Suleima. Suleima is a woman who has been a part of the Syrian revolution since its beginning. Twice detained, she states: “I’d rather die than see someone arrested without trying to help.”

Free event 2: 2nd April, 2pm
Our Country, Our Bodies, Ourselves (readings & discussion)

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Led by editor and journalist Malu Halasa, a discussion of women’s experiences during the conflict in Syria and the role their work has played in society.  There will also be a selection of readings from women writers, some still in Syria and others in exile, providing personal accounts of what it is like to be on the ground both inside and outside of the conflict.

Hear from writers Rasha Abba, Rana Abdul Fattah and Marwa Al Sabouni, in person and via Skype.