Children of Beqaa

Film and Q&A with the director

September 28, 2017
4:10 p.m.

Kirby Hall of Civil Rights
Room 104
College Hill, Easton, PA

Elias Matar documents his journey, with his daughter Lyla, to Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley in June of 2016 to work with Salam LADC, a local NGO. In the Beqaa Valley, there are more than 500,000 Syrian refugees who have been living in a state of limbo for the past five years. These refugees are left in the dark; they have no country, nearly no rights, very little education, and not enough food. “Children of Beqaa” gives a voice to the refugees, who just want their stories to be heard. Watch the trailer.

Director Elias Matar will join us to talk about his experiences in Beqaa Valley and why he decided to make it the subject of his documentary.

Admission is free. No tickets required.

Presented by Refugee Action with the support of the Offices of Intercultural Development and Religious and Spiritual Life, the Departments of Music and Film and Media Studies, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Justice Reading Series, the Muslim Students Association, the International Students Association, the International Affairs Club, Hillel, and Amnesty International.