Refugee Advocacy Week: Syria-themed Film Screening and Panel Discussion

March 1, 2016 @ 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Helliwell Centre/ADR Room
Osgoode Hall Law School
York University
Cristina Candea

Tuesday, March 1:

2:30 to 5pm
Helliwell Centre/ADR Room
Osgoode Hall Law School
Ignat Kaneff Building

York University Keele campus

Osgoode’s International Legal Partnership (ILP) and Middle Eastern Law Students Association (MELSA) are presenting a panel discussion and screening two short documentaries: A requiem for Syrian Refugees and We Walk Together: A Syrian refugee family’s journey to the heart of Europe.

A Requiem for Syrian Refugees is a poignant journey of survival, resilience and empowerment. It is a powerful documentary that features epic landscapes and compelling candid testimonies of Syrian refugees. The film was shot with a crew of refugees who felt the urgency to convey their situation to the world, including Rokn, a teenage girl who is featured in the film taking photos of life in the camp to preserve the memory of their experience.

We Walk Together: A Syrian refugee family’s journey to the heart of Europe was created by Guardian newspaper journalist and filmmaker John Domokos. It tells the story of thousands of refugees who were sleeping rough at Budapest’s Keleti station. As they waited for trains to take them to Western Europe, they decided to walk. Domokos went with them and documented the story of one Syrian family, and those who came out to help.

Light movie snacks will be served.

Event Contact: Cristina Candea, a master’s student at Osgoode Hall Law School and the events coordinator for International Legal Partnership. Contact ILP at .

This event forms part of Refugee Advocacy Week, organized by York University’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative ( and Osgoode’s International Legal Partnership (

The website for the week’s activities may be found at .