Q&A Panel at the "Lost in Lebanon" premiere in NYC
The people of Syria are suffering through the seventh consecutive year of civil war. Just recently, on 23rd of August, Bashar Al-Assad’s special forces reclaimed the city of Homs, once regarded as the “capital of the revolution,” from ISIS soldiers. Four civilians were killed in the battle.
Lost in Lebanon, a film produced by 3 Generations, chronicles the stories of four Syrians who fled to Lebanon to escape this sort of heartbreaking, ongoing violence. The Guardian calls the film “a moving, galvanising work that tackles this horrific humanitarian crisis with a fresh eye and ear.” CineVue says that it, “underlines to marked effect that false Western perceptions and indifference must change.”
3 Generations was proud to screen the film for the first time in North America on the 15th of June at the Humans Rights Watch Film Festival. Lines formed down the block in front of the IFC Center in New York City with people waiting to be a part of the premiere. After the screening, directors Sophia and Georgia Scott led a discussion panel along with the senior policy advisor for the UN Refugee Agency, Firas Kayal.
On the 2nd of September, Lost in Lebanon will be screening at the Lebanese Film Festival in Sydney.
We are sincerely grateful to our GlobalGiving donors for helping us tell these stories.
We are thrilled to share with you that our finished film Lost in Lebanon will screen at the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) in New York City this June. We believe the HRWFF will raise important awareness of the ongoing Syrian conflict and its traumatic impact on Syrian refugees.
Lost in Lebanon follows the lives of four refugees in Lebanon, struggling for legal residence and a sense of belonging after leaving their war-torn homeland. This film is crucial in reminding us of the human aspect of the war and what goes on behind the gruesome theatre of physical violence. Over 5 million Syrians have been displaced. Syrian refugees are going through a state of legal limbo: unsure of their future and unable to build a peaceful life for themselves and their families.
The film will screen at the IFC Center, June 15th, and at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre, June 17th.
Once again, we would like to give a tremendous thank you to our GlobalGiving donors.
We are thrilled to announce that our "Why We Speak: Help Spread Syrian Stories" project has been fully funded, and we could not have done it without your support.
Our work documenting human rights abuses suffered by Syrian refugees began nearly three years ago with the production of our short film Three along with a series of short videos on our site.
We deepened our look into the lives of Syrian refugees with the production of Beyond the Borders (working title). Beyond the Borders provides exclusive access to important stories in a region that is on the fringes of hell. Shot over 18 months on the borders of Syria, this film tells the story behind the news reports and is a reflection of the strange, chaotic lives of the people living in the shadow of the Syrian war. The film is an intimate look at how four Syrians whose collective struggles constitute the new frontline of the refugee crisis as they try to find ways to overcome the torment of their shattered lives.
Now that funding is complete the film is entering the final stages of post production, after which we will be able to set goals for a release date. We hope that all of you will keep an eye out for the film and any extant videos we create from the footage that did not make it into the feature film.
Thank you so much for believing in 3 Generations and funding our work and vision.
Jane Wells, the Scott Sisters, and the rest of 3 Generations
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