Reflections on Syria 13 août 2017 14:00-13 août 2017 16:00 Festival The Studio, Potterrow EH8 9BL Edinburgh International Festival

A rare opportunity to experience work created in the most challenging of contexts.

Six years into a complex conflict, artists from Syria present their stories and memories through film, music and theatre, taking us beyond the headlines and offering fresh perspectives on how war is affecting Syrian lives.

The event includes short films created by the country’s new generation of filmmakers, introduced by award-winning director Yasmin Fedda, stirring new compositions performed by classical musician Maya Youssef مايا يوسف , alongside a discussion with eminent theatre director Rafat Alzakout, chaired by broadcaster and journalist Bidisha.

In collaboration with Shubbak Festival, the UK’s largest festival of contemporary Arab culture

Part of the Edinburgh International Festival and British Council season Spirit of ’47.