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Webinar — 20.01.21

The Female Experience of War with Waad Al-Kateab

Waad Al-Khateab's story is unlike any other. A celebrated journalist, filmmaker and activist in Syria, in 2011 she watched as her hometown of Aleppo erupt into war. Over the next five years, as the fighting raged on, she would fall in love, marry and have a child. It was this personal story that she chose to capture in her deeply moving Oscar-winning documentary, For Sama.

The film takes us on both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. It is a love letter from a young mother to her daughter, telling the story of Waad’s life through the uprising. 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.

“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, £10

Time

Wednesday 20th January 2021

5pm to 6pm

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Speaker

Waad Al-Kateab

Film-maker

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Chair

Georgina Parker

Broadminded Director

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Chair

Cat Graham

Broadminded Director