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Red Lines - UK Premiere + Q&A with Razan (via Skype) (Rich Mix, 25 September)

Thursday 25th September, 2014 at 8:00pm

Rich Mix Cinema
35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA

£7 (£5 conc) Book Tickets

From DocHouse: A timely look at the fallout from the Arab spring, and modern war torn Syria.

From DocHouse:

Official Selection: Hot Docs 2014

"Red Lines paints a compelling picture of the situation in Syria, for all its danger and opportunities, through the eyes of two inspiring activists." We Got this Covered

"There has been a surge in documentaries about the Arab Spring, notably Five Broken Cameras and The Square, and Red Lines easily ranks with the best. Directors Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs create a powerful and provocative documentary, one that is still relevant today." Pretty Clever Films

This is a side of war you don't see. Red Lines tells the remarkable story of Razan and Mouaz. Two Syrian activists from vastly different walks of life, thrown together by the circumstances of war. Razan, a 26 year old woman from a wealthy Syrian family is the unlikely head of a smuggling operation sending aid and weapons to the front lines through Turkey. Contrastingly, Mouaz was born dirt-poor in a Damascus Palestinian refugee camp but grew up in America, becoming the de facto liaison between the Free Syrian Army and US government.

The obstacles are overwhelming: a spiralling humanitarian crisis and the emerging dominance of anti-Western extremists like ISIS. Going beyond the gritty YouTube videos and news reports filmmakers Andrea Kalin and Oliver Lukacs take us into the centre of the conflict. Red Lines highlights the resilience of the Syrian people and the challenge to keep hope alive in the face of intolerable violence and tragic recent events across the region.

Following the film we will have a skype Q&A with Razan, the subject of Red Lines.