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In the wake of unimaginable loss, three Syrian refugees turn to their love of music!Join us for a screening of Wajd. A Feature length documentary film, by Syrian Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib, about three Syrian refugees who were forced to rebuild their lives in exile as they turn to their love of music to help them find meaning in the aftermath of destruction and atrocity. Intimate footage of their daily lives weaves together with bittersweet musical performances, extremely rare Sufi ceremonies, and poetic imagery of a pre-war Syria that no longer exists.Wajd is produced and directed by Syrian Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib. ُAMAR CHEBIBDIRECTOR / PRODUCERSyrian-Canadian filmmaker Amar Chebib began making videos in his youth while growing up between the Middle East and North America. He graduated from the Vancouver Film School in 2006 and has since directed various short films, music videos, and commercials around the world. Amar currently resides in Vancouver where he directs and produces short branded documentaries through his production company, Luminus Films. Wajd is his first feature length documentary.This screening is organized by the Syria Canadian Community Association in cooperation with the Nicaraguan Community In Ottawa. The proceedings of this even will go to supporting Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica and the activities of the Syrian Canadian Association.
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