About the event:
Join Leighton House for an evening showcasing a selection of short films by Syrian refugee women living in Beirut’s camps – ‘Film for Freedom: Celebrating The Power of Storytelling for and By Displaced Women’.
Hosted with charity organisation, Makani, the screening will be followed by a panel discussion, exploring the power of storytelling and introducing Makani’s upcoming theatre project ‘The Women’s Strike’, for which this event is a fundraiser.
A selection of complimentary nibbles from The Syrian Sunflower, a social enterprise which employs Syrian refugee women, will be provided, alongside drinks and opportunity for mingling.
Doors open at 6:30pm for the chance to explore Leighton House, including the new spaces.
Film screening starts at 7pm in Leighton’s studio. Panel discussion will follow from 8pm.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided in the museum’s café from 8:30 to 9:30pm
Doors close at 9:30pm.
Makani have spent the last decade working with Syrian and Palestinian refugee women, including running humanitarian, theatre and arts therapy projects and organisations, making documentaries about the refugee exodus to Europe,