Friday, October 7, 2016

"Children of Syria" Showing 7:00 p.m. Monday, South Campus Commons

Beyond the Classroom presents
Monday, October 10, 2016
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

"An intimate story of war, loss, exile & hope through the eyes of Syrian children."
Since 2011, millions of Syrians have fled the brutal fighting inside their country, seeking safety, stability, and a chance of a better life in an exodus that has helped to fuel Europe's migration crisis since the end of World War II. Against this backdrop, CHILDREN OF SYRIA is an unforgettable story of sadness and survival, and a profound exploration of identity, family, and the meaning of home.

Filmed on the ground as the fighting rages, this documentary follows four Syrian children -- Sara, Farah, Helen, and Mohammed -- over three years, from their struggle to live through the Assad regime's siege of their home city Aleppo, to the devastating kidnapping of their father, to the beginning of their lives as refugees in Germany, ever cognizant of all they have lost and left behind. 

With the Syrian war now in its sixth year, its death toll now estimated at over 470,000 people, and thousands of refugees arriving in Europe every day, Frontline's CHILDREN OF SYRIA is a story of war, grief, hope, and what it means to start again!

1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1

This Seminar Series is available for academic credit (UNIV399C, 1-3 credits)