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For Sama: Virtual Film Discussion

For Sama: Virtual Film Discussion

Join Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program at the Baker Institute, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Syrian uprising with a discussion of “For Sama,” an Oscar-nominated documentary from Waad al-Kateab about life under siege in wartime Aleppo. Norman was joined by Sana Mustafa, associate director of partnerships and engagement at Asylum Access, an international organization that works to challenge the legal barriers that prevent refugees from living safely, moving freely, working or attending school.

Norman and Mustafa discussed al-Kateab’s making of the film, women’s agency and courage during conflict, and the impossible choice of staying in a war zone versus fleeing abroad to an uncertain future for the sake of one’s children. Attendees had the opportunity to view “For Sama” before the event, and the discussion also featured a short clip from the film.

This event was co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East and Frontline from PBS. Follow @BakerInstitute on Twitter, and join the conversation online with #BakerSama.



12:00 pm — Presentation
12:30 pm — Discussion/ Q&A

Featured Speakers

Sana Mustafa
Associate Director of Partnerships and Engagement, Asylum Access

Kelsey Norman, Ph.D.
Fellow for the Middle East;
Director, Women’s Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, Baker Institute





Mon, April 5, 2021
noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


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