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Sunday 13 August 2017
The Studio

A rare opportunity to experience work created in the most challenging of contexts.

Six years into a complex conflict, artists from Syria present their stories and memories through film, music and theatre, taking us beyond the headlines and offering fresh perspectives on how war is affecting Syrian lives.

The event includes short films created by the country’s new generation of filmmakers, introduced by award-winning director Yasmin Fedda, stirring new compositions performed by classical musician Maya Youssef, alongside a discussion with eminent theatre director Rafat Alzakout, chaired by broadcaster and journalist Bidisha.

Films include the short animation The Border by Nohad Halabi, the documentary film The Wait by Mohammad Masalmeh, Mohammad Abdallah Masalmeh and Mohamed Nour, and the short fiction film Besieged Bread by Soudade Kadaan.

In collaboration with Shubbak, the UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture

Part of the International Festival and British Council season Spirit of '47

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Watch the full recording of this event on BBC Arts Digital

  • Running time: 
    1hr 30mins approx


The Studio

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More information about some of the artists:

Maya Youssef
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Yasmin Fedda

Rafat Alzakout

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


All tickets: £8

Current discounts

Students: 30% OFF
Senior citizens: 30% OFF
Unemployed: 30% OFF
BECTU, Equity, MU: 30% OFF
Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF