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8 Borders, 8 Days Film Screening & Panel

Impact Hub Istanbul
Event organized by Impact Hub Istanbul

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*Katılım ücretsizdir. Film Türkçe ve İngilizce altyazılı olarak gösterilecektir. Panel İngilizce olacaktır.
**Attendance is free of charge. Film will be shown with Turkish and English subtitles. Panel will be held in English.

8 Borders, 8 Days is the story of a fiercely-determined mother from Syria, willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.

On 12 April evening, join us at Impact Hub Istanbul to watch the documentary with director Amanda Bailly and Shahla Raza, founder and director of Yusra Community Center. Shahla wil tell us how to get involved supporting the local refugee community.

About Amanda Bailly:

Amanda Bailly is an independent filmmaker based in Beirut, Lebanon. She works primarily on human rights advocacy through storytelling, with organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and local NGOs. She was the director, producer and cinematographer for 8 Borders, 8 Days, and has been traveling around the US and Europe advocating for better refugee policies since the film was released in March 2017. She is on the Board of Advisors for New York for Syrian Refugees, a local organization in Upstate New York focused on empowering refugees locally. Previously, she worked for Human Rights Watch in New York full-time as a multimedia producer.

About Shahla Raza:

Shahla Raza is a documentary filmmaker from India who moved to Turkey to volunteer with the Syrian refugees coming to Turkey. She worked in Hatay for a few months and then moved to Istanbul to set up a community center, Yusra Community Center, in Fatih, Istanbul. The community center has learning activities for children and women, information resources for the refugee community as well as livelihood support programs for women.