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For Sama - In conversation with Afraa Hashem

By: | posted on: Jul 7, 2020

Date(s) - 07/07/2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Elmbridge for UK Aid

Following Refugee Week 2020, join us for a special Q&A session with Emmy award-winning “For Sama” speaker Afraa Hashem.
2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST
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About this Event

Elmbridge for UK Aid would like to invite you to a live Q&A session with Afraa, one of the stars on the award winning documentary, For Sama. This event provides an amazing opportunity to directly ask your questions (which can be submitted before and during the session). This event is being co-hosted with Elmbridge CAN and in collaboration with Riverhouse. Thanks to the Action For Sama team

You can watch For Sama on Channel 4oD here ahead of this online Q&A session.

FOR SAMA is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her.

Her camera captures incredible stories of loss, laughter and survival as Waad wrestles with an impossible choice – whether or not to flee the city to protect her daughter’s life, when leaving means abandoning the struggle for freedom for which she has already sacrificed so much.

Afraa Hashem is one of the main characters in the award-winning documentary, “For Sama”, which tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo.

Afraa opened a series of schools in Aleppo, worked as a school director and a supervisor in psychological support centres. She chose to remain in the city of Aleppo with her family during the war, to help those around her. Afraa believes in the principles of her revolution; in freedom, dignity and social justice. This is what motivated her to continue the peaceful movement. Afraa now dedicates her time to raising awareness about the situation in Syria and participates in advocacy campaigns that contribute to alleviating the pain of the innocent civilians affected by the war.

The film is the first feature documentary by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

This session will be held on Zoom and recorded. Joining details will be shared with you in advance of the event.

Any questions please let us know otherwise look forward to you joining us online.

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