Event | 1 April 2019 | by Wilbert van der Zeijden


City of Two Springs – Film screening and debate

When: April 10th – 19:00-21:00

Where: Janskerkhof 2-3, room 0.13 – Utrecht

As the US-led war against IS in Iraq is almost concluded, eleven-year-old Ala’ wants to return to her house in Mosul; a city nearly entirely reduced to rubble due to coalition airstrikes. Through Ala’s eyes we discover how war pervades the life of one human being. Parallel to Ala’s story, the film follows Lise Grande, head of the humanitarian mission of the United Nations, and Dutch ambassador Jan Waltmans who work around the clock to help people to return to Mosul safely. In the search for a new future, hope proves to be as valuable as it is scarce. ‘City of two springs’ is an intimate film about human resilience in the most difficult circumstances possible.

After the screening, Lauren Gould (Intimacies of Remote Warfare project) will lead a discussion with the directors of the documentary (Frederick Mansell and Laurens Samson) and Wilbert van der Zeijden, who is the Defence and Security Policies project coordinator at PAX, and Saba Azeem (intern Protection of Civilians at PAX) who previously worked with various ngo’s in refugee camps in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

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