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Parallel Republic: Panel discussion and screening of Syrian Mobile Phone Film Festival winners

CONCERT / FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER, / FREE ENTRY

As part of our current exhibition "Parallel Republic: The Art of Civil Disobedience", we will be hosting a screening of the winners of Syria's Mobile Phone Film Festival, and a panel discussion around the issues of traditional documentary making, citizen reporting, social networks and the contribution of these various channels to the overall reported picture of a crisis such as the one unfolding in Syria.

Speakers on the panel:

ZAHER OMAREEN is a Syrian writer, journalist, and co-editor of Syria Speaks. He is currently completing a collection of short stories. You can read his short-story "A Bedtime Story for Eid" here: http://wordswithoutborders.org/article/syria-speaks-an-interview-with-zaher-omareen-and-malu-halasa

MATT NORMAN is a filmmaker, artist, photographer and Head of Media at Syria Relief Charity.

IBRAHIM FAHKIRI is a Syrian artist living in the UK, and is co-curator of the Parallel Republic exhibition.

INES SORIA-DONLAN is Digital Manager at In Place of War, a global network dedicated to giving artists in areas of conflict a voice - http://www.inplaceofwar.net/

HASAN HAFIDH is a PhD Research Student at Leeds University, focusing on civil society networks and sectarianism in Gulf States.