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Stories from the Syrian Refugee Crisis | Sept 30 at OWFF 2016

Join One World Arts, UNHCR Canada, and Oxfam Canada TONIGHT (September 30th) at the Library and Archives of Canada for an evening of documentaries and discussions dedicated to raising awareness about the Syrian Refugee Crisis.

For more information about this program and others, presented as part of the 27th Annual One World Film Festival – OWFF 2016, and to purchase advance tickets, check out the Festival Schedule here.

Stories from the Syrian Refugee Crisis | Friday September 30th

6:15PM Another Kind of Girl – 7 short films by Syrian refugees
In Jordan’s refugee camps and urban areas, Syrian girls are given the opportunity to record their own lives in a compelling way with the potential, not just to change the trajectories of their personal stories, but to inspire others and challenge our perspectives of refugees. Presented in partnership with UNHCR Canada.
Another Kind of Girl by Khaldiya Jibawi | 2015 | 10 min
The Girl, Whose Shadow Reflects the Moon by Walaa Al Alawi | 2015 | 5 min
Dreams Without Borders by Muna Al Hariri | 2015 | 5 min
Children by Marah Al Hassan | 2015 | 5 min
The Silence of Nature by Bushra Al Masri | 2015 | 3 min
Barriers of Separation by Raghad Al Khatib | 2015 | 4 min
The Long Road by Rafif Al Fadel | 2015 | 4 min

7:10PM After Spring | CANADIAN PREMIERE
Directed by Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching | U.S., Jordan | 2016 | 102 min
Close to 80,000 Syrian refugees live in the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan, the second-largest such camp in the world. With After Spring, executive producer Jon Stewart and the filmmakers deliver a moving and urgent documentary that immerses us in the rhythms of the camp, the role of the aid workers, and the daily lives of families contemplating an uncertain future. Presented in partnership with Oxfam Canada.

9:00PM Panel discussion on the Syrian Refugee Crisis with Melanie Gallant (Head of Media Relations, Oxfam Canada) Mr. Johannes van der Klaauw (UNHCR Representative in Canada) and Professor Peter Showler (University of Ottawa)