This Is Exile, Diaries of Child Refugees

This Is Exile, Diaries of Child Refugees: Over the course of a year, Emmy Award-winning director Mani Benchelah made this intimate portrait of Syrian refugee children forced to flee from the violence of civil war to neighbouring Lebanon. It tells the stories of the children’s lives in their own words and captures the moving truth of how they deal with loss, hardship and dashed hopes. Nearly all the children look forward to returning home one day, but Fatima, who is disabled, is thriving in Switzerland where she feels fully acknowledged for the first time. Mustafa desperately wants to study, but he has to work to support his family. Through the prism of their testimony, we gain perspective on the fate of millions of Syrian refugees, half of whom are children. This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Mani Benchelah.​ Taking placeo on 4 April, 2016 at the Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ.