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Film Screenings: Stories of Syria

  • Middle East Institute 1319 18th Street NW Washington, DC (map)

Short films by Syrian filmmakers, presented in collaboration with Art from Exile and Hawa Films.

Q&A to follow the screenings with Karin Kitsman, co-founder of Art from Exile

Featured Films:

Shakespeare in Zaatari (2016, 34mn) Filmed in one of the largest refugee camps in Jordan, the film chronicles the story of the production of Shakespeare's Hamlet and King Lear by the children in the camp.  Director: Maan Mouslli


Suleima (2014, 15mn) - Based on a true story, Suleima shares the story of a woman who supported the Syrian revolution from its beginning.  An animated film, it starkly tells the story of the days and years leading up to 2011. Director: Jalall Maghout


Jalila (2014, 22mn) - A documentary about the courage and resilience of Syrian women involved in theuprising. Jalila is about women standing against the many injustices and horrors of war. Jalila is not a character in the film, Jalila is every woman in the film. Director: Adnan Jetto.


Event Details

  • Date: May 17, 2017

  • When: 6:30 - 8:00 PM

  • Where: The Middle East Institute 

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