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A Requiem for Syrian Refugees
October 18, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
This fall’s United Nations Day Conference will focus on the resettlement of refugees and the challenges faced by new Americans, locally and nationally. In honor of this, The Maine Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA will present the film A Requiem for Syrian Refugees, (53 min.) followed by a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 18, 7-9 p.m. in the Searles Science Building, 315, on the campus of Bowdoin College. This documentary produced by Richard Wolf in 2014, in the Kawergosk refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region, has been described as “a poignant journey of survival, resilience, and empowerment,” and “a non-partisan call for humanity and compassion.”
Joining the panel is Andi Gitow, Acting Deputy Director of the United Nations Information Center (UNIC) in Washington. Ms. Gitow, an award-winning journalist, brings to the job over 20 years of experience with the UN, NBC Network News, and other prestigious media companies.
This film and forum is sponsored by the Maine Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA, in cooperation with Bowdoin College’s Department of Government and Legal Studies and the Camden Conference. This event is free and open to all.