Tiny Souls: A Film Screening & Discussion *Women only* (16+)

by Women's Library group
Thursday 17 June 2021, 20:00

About the event

To mark Refugee Festival Scotland, the ‘Reading Group for Muslim Women’ based at the Glasgow Women’s Library will be watching and discussing the film: Tiny Souls.

To open up dialogue and community reflection, we would like to extend the invitation to all women.

The film will be available to watch in your own time from Monday 14th to Sunday 20th June on the following link: https://movingworlds.info/tiny-souls

The film discussion will take place on Thursday 17th June – 8 pm to 9 pm

The event is free and for women only* (16+).  To attend, please email syma.ahmed@womenslibrary.org.uk

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.

Accessibility: This session takes place via an online video call link. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

About the Film

Little Marwa is a lively, inquisitive child, whose interests revolve around playtime, school and her siblings. She and her family live in Jordan’s Za’atari camp, the world’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, and hope to return home soon.

The weeks turn into years and all the while Tiny Souls documents Marwa’s day-to-day life as she blossoms from a cheeky child to a teenager, capturing the resilience and hopefulness of children displaced by conflict.

With her access to the camp often restricted, director Dina Naser provided cameras for Marwa and her siblings to film themselves, affording her protagonists a remarkable sense of agency in an environment otherwise cruelly lacking in autonomy.

Her quietly devastating documentary, exclusively shot from the children’s perspectives, raises crucial questions as to what lies in store for their whole generation.

 

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