Syria Resilient Series: Film Screening: “Little Gandhi”
December 7, 2016 6:30 PM (EST)
211 E. 46th Street, New York
LAU NY is hosting the screening of “Little Gandhi”, the story of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar.
“Little Gandhi” (93 min.) tells the heart-wrenching and tragic tale of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar. The story of Matar, dubbed “Little Gandhi” for his strict code of nonviolent protest, takes viewers through the Syrian people’s peaceful pursuit of freedom and democracy only to be met with live ammunition from the Syrian regime. While the documentary follows the journey of a young man dedicated to peaceful change – and the international attention his story received — it also reflects the plight of all Syrians in their long fight for freedom.
Directed and produced by award-winning Detroiter Sam Kadi (The Citizen), Little Gandhi was the winner of “Excellence in Arab Filmmaking” award at the 2016 European Independent Film Festival, and has been screened before members of Congress, and at the U.S. Navy Memorial with keynote speaker Assistant U.S. Secretary of State for Human Rights, Tom Malinowski.
Click here for registration details. The screening will be following by a Q&A with Director Sam Kadi.
The Syria Resilient Series is made possible by the generous support of: The Violet Jabara Charitable Trust, New York Council for the Humanities, Aida Sharabati-Shawwaf, and Lloyd Baroody & Zeina Mehio.