Rumi's Cave

THE BOX “a story from Syria”

Private Viewing of a Short Animation Film & Discussions on the Humanitarian Crisis
Rumi’s Cave | London NW6 7ST
Saturday 7th January 2017 | 7 – 10pm
*Free Entry – booking required
Join us for a private view of a short animation film and panel discussion on humanitarian crisis @Rumi’s Cave. Film Director Merve Cirisoglu Cotur and guest speakers from art, media and charity sector will be contributing to the discussions.
The Syrian conflict is one of the biggest tragedies of the 21st century and kids are the ones who suffered from the war to the most extent. More than 80 per cent of Syria’s child population (8.4 million children) are affected by the war. Stemming from their stories, The Box, 2D animation movie, presents the lives and feelings of refugee children. The happy life of the protagonist alters instantly with the sudden war and he finds himself in a state of struggle. In the movie, the war changes not only lives, but also the role of the box; first as a carefully built toy house, then as a place to take shelter in a refugee camp full of dangers and finally as a boat that sails for a journey towards hope.
A Q&A with the director Merve Cirisoglu Cotur, panel discussions on the humanitarian crisis with speakers from art, media and charity sector will follow the screening.
The event aims to increase an awareness towards the emerging humanitarian crisis taking place across the world. But in particular the Syrian conflict and discuss the roles, challenges and opportunities of art, media and scholarship to overcome the crisis as well as to try to explore the potential of the community and individual initiatives that can provide a practical positive support for refugee children.
One not to miss!
Admission 6:45 pm
Welcome 7:00 pm
Film Screening 7:15 pm
Panelists Introduction 7:30 pm
Presentations 7:35 – 8:35pm
Moderator-curated questions 8:35 – 9:00pm
Q&A with audience 9:00 – 9:30pm
Refreshments 9:30 – 10:00pm
Closing 10:00 pm
Seating is limited
Refreshments will be available
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