23 September 2021, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
The world has catastrophically failed millions of people fleeing war, persecution, and despair. Calculating politics won out over moral and legal obligations to offer protection and assistance to those in need. Like a contagious disease, walls, fences, and restrictive border measures rampantly spread causing countless thousands of people to die on land or at sea.
This 6-minute animated film “Sorry I Drowned”, created by the Beirut-based Studio Kawakeb and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), is inspired by a letter allegedly found on the body of someone who drowned in the Mediterranean Sea due to the prevailing cynical politics of our day.
While we may not know of the truth behind who wrote the letter, we do know that what it depicts is real. This reality cannot continue.
In 2016, more than 20,000 people were rescued by MSF.
The screening will be followed by readings of poetry by Jehan Bseiso and readings of an excerpt by the Lebanese author, Najwa Barakat.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. MSF offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.
Contact us at info@darelnimer or 01-367 016 to reserve your seat as places are very limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.