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AFTER SPRING (with Director Q&A!)
Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:00 pm
On the anniversary of the Syrian Revolution that left millions displaced, we’re bringing back this intimate portrait of the refugee crisis with a Q&A after the screening! We’ll be joined by the directors of the film, Ellen & Steph, as well as Henrike Dessaules from the International Refugee Assistance Project!
After Spring “does an amazing job of capturing [the refugee experience] in a way that allows you to stand back and let the stories speak for themselves. It’s not judgmental. It’s not propagandized. It’s not polemic. It’s just existential.” –Jon Stewart, executive producer
“After Spring is simultaneously a portrait of the dire situation the Syrian refugees are in and a tribute to their resilience.” – Simone Amelia, The Source
With the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year, millions of people continue to be displaced. After Spring is the story of what happens next. By following two refugee families in transition and aid workers fighting to keep the camp running, viewers will experience what it is like to live in Zaatari, the largest camp for Syrian refugees. With no end in sight for the conflict or this refugee crisis, everyone must decide if they can rebuild their lives in a place that was never meant to be permanent.
Dir. Ellen Martinez, Steph Ching. 2016. 101 mins.
60 percent of proceeds will be donated to IRAP, the International Refugee Assistance Project. You can learn more about the organization here: https://refugeerights.org/