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A documentary by Hernán Zin
Running Time: 86 minutes
Language: Kurdish/Arabic (with English subtitles)
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Since the onset of the Syrian Civil War in 2011, an estimated nine million Syrians have fled their homes, with children making up half that number. Born in Syria follows the journeys of seven child refugees escaping from Syria, through refugee camps in the Middle East, to their arrival in Europe. The film premiered at the Seville European Film Festival in 2016 and competed in the Mar Del Plata Film Festival and the Mediterranean Film Festival of Brussels.
Join us on 19 July 2017 for the screening of Born in Syria, followed by a discussion with Geraldine Ang, Global Private Philanthropy Officer from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Admission is free and registration is required.
The Alt Screen series features Asian cinematic stories that offer critical perspectives and interpretations of global issues. In this second edition, Alt Screen: IN TRANSIT explores the mental, physical, and spiritual journeys taken by modern man, through stories that examine the notions of travel, transience and transition.
About the Speaker
Geraldine Ang works in the Private Sector Partnerships Department of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) where she does fundraising for the Agency. Geraldine was previously involved in the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, handling various field operations in Ethiopia and Timor Leste. She has also worked with the Asia-Europe Foundation and the Singapore Economic Development Board.