Screening Room: Lost in Lebanon
Sophia Scott, Director, Lost in Lebanon
Georgia Scott, Director, Lost in Lebanon
Haid Haid, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Dr Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow; Project Director, Syria and Its Neighbours Policy Initiative, Chatham House
Following six years of civil war in Syria, some 13 million Syrians are estimated to have fled the country and roughly 1.5 million of these have found a temporary home in neighbouring Lebanon.
Lost in Lebanon provides an intimate view into the world of four Syrian refugees and explores the complex issues of legal status, access to education, rights to work and identity that Syrian refugees face. By documenting their daily experiences, the film challenges the tabloid image of refugees as criminals, terrorists and economic migrants and, instead, focuses on their struggles, aspirations and contributions towards their host countries. Lost in Lebanon addresses the fear of refugees felt amongst not only host communities in Syria’s neighbouring states, but also the public in Europe and North America.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion placing the themes raised by the film into a wider context.
Running time: 54 minutes
This event will be followed by a reception.