Syria Resilient Series: Film Screening: “50 Feet from Syria”

211 E. 46th Street, New York

LAU NY Academic Center is hosting the screening of “50 Feet from Syria”, a documentary by Skye Fitzgerald, Spin Film.

“50 Feet From Syria” is a film about Syrian-American surgeon Hisham Bismar, who travels to a Turkish hospital on the Syrian border to volunteer.  What he finds is horror, chaos, and an ocean of refugees in need of medical care - colleagues who perform operations without anesthesia, stories of Syrian government snipers targeting pregnant women and children, and images of 55-gallon barrels filled with shrapnel and TNT deliberately dropped on civilians. With dull drill bits and ill-fitting bone and joint implants, Bismar repairs the bodies of the wounded fortunate enough to find their way to the hospital. The film serves as a snapshot of the current plight of Syrian refugees, and indelibly communicates the human cost of one of most brutal, dehumanizing conflicts in modern history that continues to destroy and displace millions of lives.

Watch trailer.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Dr. Bismar. Click here for registration details.

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.