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Short Film City Hull: SYRIAN VOICES

21/06/2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Short Film City Hull presents: SYRIAN VOICES


To mark Refugee Week, Short Film City Hull brings you a selection of powerful documentaries. Told in their own words the films follow Syria’s first astronaut now living in exile, three inspiring female activists working in rebel-held parts of Syria and those that have survived the treacherous journey to Greece.

Short Film City Hull - Syrian Voices

Short Film City Hull – Syrian Voices


  1. Syria’s Rebellious Women: PRECIOUS
    Zaina Erhaim | UK | 6 mins
    Ghalia, a community activist has faced repeated attacks in her home town in Idlib province. Undeterred, she has founded a series of centres that provide vocational training to local women, and remains committed to trying to improve their lives.
  2. Syria’s Rebellious Women: PLEDGE
    Zaina Erhaim | UK | 6 mins
    Ahed, known as “the troublemaker” by her friends, was at the vanguard of demonstrations in Aleppo, against both Assad’s government and Islamic State. Despite beatings and humiliation meted out by both forces, she continues to do relief work.
  3. Syria’s Rebellious Women: PRETTY
    Zaina Erhaim | UK | 7 mins
    Zein was released from 14 months in prison to find her home completely destroyed and her family displaced. She too became a paramedic, working in the Dar Shifaa field hospital alongside her friend Ahed.
    Matthew Firpo | Greece/USA | 20min
    Shot on location in Greece, January 2016, the film is formed of a series of noble portraits of refugees from Syria. Their testimonies to the camera are part of a harrowing chronicle of the ongoing European refugee crisis.
    Erol Mintaş/Taylan Mintaş | Turkey | 8mins
    This is the story of the first Syrian astronaut, Muhammed Faris, who sent a message to President Hafez al-Assad from space in 1987 and now lives as a refugee in Istanbul. When the Syrian people rose up against the dictatorial Assad regime five years ago, he sided with the Free Syrian Army rebels.


Programme details

Our monthly Short Film City Hull programme showcases the best of short films from around the world. We know that short film is not always the first thing that comes to mind for a night out so to encourage you to give this under appreciated format a try we run these nights on a pay-what-you-want basis. The recommended price is £4 but you can choose whatever you feel is right.

7:00pm: Doors open. Why not grab a drink from Fruit’s bar and settle in for the film? Fruit has a selection of over 50 beers, including world lagers, ales, bitters, stouts and ciders as well as a range of craft, trappist, abbey and wheat beers. They also offer wines, hand pulled ales, tea & coffee, spirits and bar snacks.

7.30pm: Programme starts. There will be at least one interval.

9.00pm: Programme ends. Post-screening we’ll be having a drink in the bar and would love for you to join us and chat about the films.

The programme run time includes an allowance for introductions and trailers. This may vary and in some cases the film will begin immediately after a short introduction. While we will endeavour to accommodate latecomers, this may not always be possible. Please note that we reserve the right to refuse entry, without a refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised programme start time.

Tickets terms and conditions

If any tickets remain unsold they can be purchased on the door on the night of the screening, but we strongly advise buying in advance. Advance tickets must be purchased; we cannot reserve tickets.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. We reserve the right to refuse admission, without refund, to anyone arriving after the advertised start time.


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Pay What You Like
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