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October 23, 2020

“The Exodus. A Syrian Tragedy,” screened at the Romanian Peasant’s Museum

The ICAR Foundation and the Romanian Peasant’s National Museum (MNTR) will organize on Wednesday, September 9, at 6.30 p.m., within MNTR’s Horia Bernea Studio, the screening of Marian Voicu’s and Andrei Corut’s “The Exodus. A Syrian Tragedy.” This is the first television documentary made by Romanian journalists on the crisis of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

“The migration phenomenon has grown in recent months and is now considered the biggest humanitarian catastrophe after the Second World War: over 3 million Syrians have left their country, devastated by war since 2011, and over 10 million are internally displaced. Half of the refugees are children. The number of those crossing the borders, legally or not, is on the rise and Europe’s borders are under strain. Romania too will receive approximately 1,800 migrants, from among those reaching other European states. This is the best moment to find out more about them, about their lives, the culture of their people, information that are now overshadowed by news reports on war and terror,” the MNTR communiqué reads.

Access to the event is free of charge.

The screening will be followed by an open discussion between the audience and the specialists invited by the ICAR Foundation and the Romanian Peasant’s National Museum – a psychologist and a medic experienced in working with migrants, as well as a special guest.

“The Exodus. A Syrian Tragedy,” is the first in a series of six documentary or artistic films on migration issues that will be screened at MNTR’s Horia Bernea Studio. The event is part of the “SALUT – We Are Home Where We Live” project implemented by the ICAR Foundation and MNTR and financed from SEE 2009-2014 grants as part of the ONG Fund in Romania.

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