Saturday 16th February
The screening attempts to update our understanding of what life can be like for those who have made their homes elsewhere.
The evening includes BAFTA nominated documentary A Syrian Love Story, by acclaimed UK director Sean McCallister. Filmed over 5 years it follows comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda through the Arab Spring and what follows.
The event also features video diaries from former refugees, now settled in Europe and a Q&A between aid worker Dr Richard Dean, some of the films’ authors, and local charity workers.
Richard, a Stroud based GP, has been working in refugee camps in Calais and Greece intensively over the last 3 years and has worked with many refugees along the way. Many have become friends and these video diaries hope to document how the reality of life in Europe lives up to their dreams and expectations.
This ‘out of festival’ screening is part of the Stroud Film Festival 2019.
Tickets: £5, available from www.stroudfilmfestival.org