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Syrian Voices invites you to watch the first screening of “Arwa”

“Arwa” is a short documentary following a young actress as she’s forced to make a dramatic escape from Damascus and tries to rebuild her life and career in the UK.

Nuha Abdo, Asylum Welcome’s Refugee Community Organisation Coordinator, will be joining the panel to bring a spotlight on our work in the local community, including a few words about our response and support to the Afghan crisis in Oxford and the importance of civil society’s humanitarian and empathetic engagement.

Syrian Voices is a new community history and documentary film project seeing the Syrian crisis from the unique perspectives of refugees now settled in the UK. Syrians from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life candidly share their experiences. Using filmed testimonies, zoom recordings, home videos and photographs, Syrian Voices bears witness to the worst humanitarian catastrophe of this century and offers an insight into what it means to be a war refugee living in Britain today.

Part of a series of events with Syria and Silence project at the Bodleian’s Weston Library in Blackwell Hall (18 October-26 November 2021)

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