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After Spring - Syrian Refugee is guest speaker at UCDVO Screening

February 15, 2017

UCD Volunteers Overseas are hosting a viewing of "After Spring" with a special guest speaker on the 20th February.



After Spring is a feature documentary that focuses on the Syrian refugee crisis. With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. AFTER SPRING is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.


Guest Speaker: Salim Mhawesh is originally from Syria but left the country with his family when the war broke out to complete his school education in the United Arab Emirates. After finishing his schooling, he left to make the perilous journey to Europe, leaving his family in the U.A.E. Salim was granted refugee status in Ireland and hopes to study Medicine.


Complimentary refreshments are available after the screening in the UCD Student Centre. Please book your place here.


The Cinema is located in building number 72 on the MAP

View full programme details for the UCDVO Development Film Series

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