Under “Together” Campaign: UNIC Beirut and OHCHR screen “The Crossing” Movie at local school
UNIC Beirut, in collaboration with OHCHR Middle East Regional Office in Lebanon, screened the film the “The Crossing” at the Wellspring Learning Community in Beirut. The movie revolves around the journey of a group of Syrians fleeing war and persecution, crossing the sea, two continents and five countries in search of a new home. After making it to Europe, they discover the hardest part of their journey still lies ahead.
Prior to the screening, UNIC Beirut’s National Information Officer Rasha Salman introduced the “Together” campaign and the film’s context to an audience of high school students aged 14-16 and their teachers, as well as to the school’s administrative staff.
After the movie UNHCR Media Officer Jessy Chahine received questions from the students and offered insight into the work of OHCHR, the lives and ordeals of refugees and the journeys they have to make from areas of conflict to safety. Many students inquired about the human conditions of displaced people, and whether they are able to be reunited with their families. The event emphasized to participants the importance of coming togetherr, in order for hope and resilience to overcome adversity.