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Film Screening: Flightless Birds

April 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fund-raising party to show portions of a new documentary film entitled “Flightless Birds”by Wathec Salman.The purpose behind this film is to raise international awareness around the plight of these families trapped by war, and eventually to raise funds to help them escape. Proceeds from ticket sales will go toward financing this project.

In Syria right now scenes of devastation and death dominate life across the country, yet stories of survival abound, being transformed into legends. Humanitarian crises, resulting from a half a decade of civil war, vary depending on the degree of devastation that has befallen particular places. The repercussions have been most serious for an entire generation of children, who have grown up during the war, and who have only known war.

This is a portrait of Syrian children, some of whom have spent much of their childhood under bombardment, under the imminent threat of sudden explosions or in refugee camps. The action takes place within a school, in which the children and their families are protected, yet from which none of them can escape.

During this event we’ll be showing portions of “Flightless Birds” as well as having performances of various artists. Syrian sweets will be served.


April 8, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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