07 November 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Oscar-winning documentary, The White Helmets, follows those caught in the Syrian civil war
Join us to watch the Oscar-winning The White Helmets documentary, which follows the Syrian civil defence forces rescuing those caught in the crossfire of the country’s civil war.
In the five years since the conflict began, more than 250,000 Syrians have died – but thanks to the White Helmets, over 60,000 lives have been saved.
The screening is followed by a discussion hosted by Professor Tim Jacoby, whose research interests focus on conflict analysis, political violence, nationalism, peace, and historical sociology.
The film’s director, Orlando von Einsiedel, is an alumni of the University of Manchester and will be participating in the event’s Q&A session.
Register for tickets at: www.whitehelmets.eventbrite.co.uk
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