On Thursday 31 March (7pm) Amnesty International UK is hosting a screening of the new film ‘This is Exile: Diaries of Child Refugees’, a powerful feature-length documentary about Syrian refugee children who have fled the conflict to neigbouring Lebanon.
Directed over a one-year period by award-winning director Mani Benchelah, This is Exile is a moving study of the lives of Syrian children living in very difficult circumstances in Lebanon. The film features the director’s trademark intimate style, with numerous contributions from the children themselves.
Mani Benchelah’s work has been increasingly acclaimed since he won a prestigious Amnesty media award
(the Gaby Rado Memorial Award) for his powerful “Horror in Homs” report for Channel 4 News in 2012.
Following the screening (56 minutes in length) there will be a panel discussion with:
Mani Benchelah - Director of ‘This is Exile’
Reem al Assil - Syrian activist based in Cambridge
Jess Crombie - Director of Creative at Save the Children UK
Chair: Lucy Barnett - Amnesty International’s Syria Country Coordinator (Refugees)
There will be an informal drinks reception afterwards.
Who: Mani Benchelah, Reem al Assil, Jess Crombie, Lucy Barnett
What: film screening and panel discussion, followed by an informal drinks reception
Where: Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA (Shoreditch)
When: Thursday 31 March, 7.00-9.30pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
Cost: the event is free, though please go here
to reserve your seats.