Join us for an exclusive preview screening of Olly Lambert’s Syria: Across the Lines, which reveals conflicting loyalties in the midst of the uprising and a continuing deterioration of the country’s vital social fabric.
RSA Screens with Channel 4
Award-winning documentary maker Olly Lambert spends extended periods of time living deep inside Syrian territory - with both government and opposition supporters - to explore how the two-year-old conflict is tearing communities apart. This unprecedented film demonstrates how the country is collapsing into a sectarian conflict and faces a bleak, Balkan-style future.
For five weeks Lambert lived in the Orontes River Valley in rural Idlib, an almost entirely unreported frontline that is fast becoming a microcosm of what Syria will become if (or when) the regime of Bashar Al-Assad finally falls. Lambert films on both sides of the valley, with unprecedented access to the villages and communities who live less than a mile apart.
His film is a graphic and unflinching portrait of a society cleaving apart in the face of dwindling international support, escalating violence and a growing mutual desire for revenge.
Filmmaker Olly Lambert will take part in a discussion after the film with Dr Halla Diyab, writer and broadcaster
Ammar Waqqaf, political analyst.
Alex Thomson, chief correspondent, Channel 4 News will chair the discussion after the screening.
Syria: Across The Lines will be broadcast on Channel 4 on Wednesday 17 April at 10pm.