Date(s) - Apr 5, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
UNC Chapel Hill Carolina Union Auditorium
Sponsored by the Arab Student Organization, this movie documents the story of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, whose brutal torture and death at the age of 26 outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent uprisings in modern history. It has been shown in Congress, the Canadian Parliament, and across the world, and has been praised for the light it sheds on the most pressing humanitarian crisis of our generation. The movie requires an honorarium be paid to the director, and it therefore cannot be accessed online (Netflix etc). The movie screening will also be followed by a discussion featuring the director, Sam Kadi, himself, who will be flying in from California. Hence, this is a unique opportunity to learn more about the Syrian crisis!
The American Jewish community has taken an honorable stance on the situation. After the Holocaust, the world vowed “never again.” However, Syria is amongst the worst humanitarian crises since World War II. The Jewish community has stood by the Syrian people. On the fifth anniversary of the Syrian crisis, the United States Holocaust Museum publicly displayed pictures taken by Caesar (a code name used for the photographer’s protection) that reflected the brutality of the Assad regime towards a people that are simply asking to be freed from oppression and tyranny.
I would like to extend an invitation to this event to the members of the Jewish Heritage Foundation of North Carolina.