Events

Watan (Homeland)

Summary

A special documentary screening on the human cost of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Start Date

8th Dec 2018 4:15pm

End Date

8th Dec 2018 5:45pm

Venue

Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay Campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries:E. ej.yeoh@unaa.org.au, T. 0438 982 911

get tickets

General admission $10 (plus booking fee), UNAA members $5 (plus booking fee)

Watan

Watan (Homeland) is a documentary about the human cost of the Syrian refugee crisis, revealing refugees’ struggles in the major camps and cities of Jordan.

The filmmakers spent a month in the camps in and around Jordan to paint intimate portraits, seeking to humanise and change the way we as a society think about refugees.

“Watan seeks to inspire action through connection, empathy and recognition, in a way that allows these people to speak for themselves. It shines a much-needed light on the human stories at the centre of the global debate of immigration and asylum, giving a voice to the Syrian refugees in Jordan.” – Refugee Council of Australia.

We hope to not only raise awareness about the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time in Syria but also change the way we, as a society, perceive the global refugee crisis more broadly.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A session.

For more information about the film: www.watanfilm.com

Presented by the United Nations Association of Australia

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