On Wednesay 22 November 2017, the CNA (1b rue du Centenaire, Dudelange) will host the screening of 2 documentary films, starting at 19:30, followed by discussion.

Syria: Children on the Frontline, by Marcel Mettelsiefen and Anthony Wonke (2014, 48 mins, in Arab and English, subtitled in French). Through the eyes of children experiencing life on the frontline in Aleppo, Syria : Children on the Frontline looks at the impact of the war and the price being paid by Syrians as it rages on. Director Marcel Mettelsiefen tells the story of five children: Hammoudi, Helen, Farah and Sarah, Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali’s children, and Aboude, a singer and poster boy for the Syrian uprising. Their lives have been changed forever and as the world around them slips into chaos, all five show amazing resilience, forsaking their innocence and adapting to life on the frontline.

Watani: My Homeland, by Marcel Mettelsiefen and Anthony Wonke (2016, 40 mins, in Arab and English, subtitled in French). Oscar Nominee for Best Documentary Short Watani: My Homeland tells the story of a family’s escape from war-torn Syria and their attempt to make a new life in Germany. Hammoudi, Helen, Farah and Sarah are the young children of Free Syrian Army Commander Abu Ali. Living on the frontline of the Civil War in Aleppo, they are forced to flee their country after their father is captured by ISIS. Director Marcel Mettelsiefen spent over 3 years filming in both Syria and Germany to bring audiences this powerful reminder of the ordinary citizens trapped in the midst of a failure of international politics.

The event is being organised by Aide internationale de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise, Association de Soutien aux Travailleurs Immigrés (ASTI), Comité pour une Paix juste au Proche-Orient, Kindernothilfe Luxembourg and SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde

See www.cna.lu