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Melbourne: Film: WATAN
20 June 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for the Premiere screening of Watan, a film by James L Brown and Bill Irving with an exclusive Q&A session after the screening.
The film features a series of interwoven portraits of Syrians eking out lives in the major refugee camps and cities of Jordan. Their struggle shows the human face of the refugee crisis, the first steps beyond their escape from imminent danger. The stories from the camps reveal a very real struggle for normalcy and dignity in a situation that is anything but.
Watan seeks to inspire action through connection, empathy and recognition, in a way that allows these people to speak for themselves. It shines a much-needed light on the human stories at the centre of the global debate of immigration and asylum, giving a voice to the Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/261740948