Screening of The White Helmets & panel discussion
By Kieron L Jones, on 24 May 2017
You are hereby cordially invited to the following event, organised by Library Services and UCL’s Refuge in a Moving World Network:
Thursday 1st June 2017, 17:00-18:15
Archaeology G6 Lecture Theatre
Synopsis: A Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria and Turkey in early 2016. As the violence intensifies, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all the while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones. Moving and inspiring, The White Helmets (winner of the 2017 Academy Award for Best Documentary Short) is both a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who remain in the country, and a humbling portrait of the power of the human spirit.
After the screening, a multidisciplinary panel discussion will reflect upon the issues raised, future of the region and human rights abuses within countries following the onset of civil war.
The event is free but you do have to book a seat.
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