A journalists story in the heart of war-torn Syria
Join We The Peoples Film Festival for a series of moving films exploring the effects of war. Following the lives of families in Syria, looking at the plight of women in Palestine, and looking at the work of UN peacekeeping forces. The evening will finish with a Q+A to discuss the films. The Films: - 7 Days in Syria, directed by Robert Rippberger. Newsweek Middle East editor, Janine di Giovanni, submitted a proposal to cover the war in Syria. The magazine denied the request, deeming the situation too dangerous. She decided to go anyway. Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes. - At The Front-lines of Conflict This new UN-produced film follows how UN peacekeeping has developed over the decades. Runtime: 5 minutes. - Palestine: Bread-winner, Bread-maker This UN film depicts a land torn apart by years of bitter conflict, where the daily struggle to survive is an on-going battle. Feeding the family is a constant effort. But some inspirational women in the Occupied Palestinian territories are bring hope to thousands. Runtime: 4 minutes. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. This event is free and entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.
"7 Days in Syria gives a window into the lives of families struggling to survive on the frontlines of the Syria conflict. Their courage and resilience shines through in impossible circumstances."