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Webinar — 01.07.21

The Female Experience of War with Waad Al-Kateab

Ever struggled to feel motivated or be creative when under pressure at work?  Noticed stress or anxiety affecting your productivity?  Join us next week to be inspired and learn from the Syrian film-maker who created an award-winning documentary while living in a war zone.

Waad Al-Kateab's story is unlike any other. A celebrated journalist, filmmaker and activist in Syria, in 2011 she would watch as her hometown of Aleppo erupt into war. Over the next five years, as the fighting raged on, she fell in love, married and had a child. It was this personal story that she captured in her deeply moving BAFTA-winning documentary, For Sama. The film takes us on both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. For Sama would become the most nominated documentary in the history of the British Academy Film Awards.

Having fled Syria in 2016, Waad now lives in the UK. This January, she joins BroadMinded to share her incredible story and what she's learnt along the way.

“We know that this world isn’t good anymore, but we need to fight for it still, we need to think about how we can continue, how we can make things right. The amount of injustice that we see around us, this can’t be the right Earth that we’re living on. We need to keep going until we find when and where that Earth is. I think it’s one of the reasons I’m still alive, to strive towards it, to keep pushing for it. You need to create hope, to create a goal in life, and I just don’t believe that everything we sacrificed in Syria will be for nothing.”

Location

Online Event, £11.37

Time

Thursday 1st July
19:30-20:30

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Speaker

Waad Al-Kateab

Film-maker