Documentary screening: The Suffering Grasses

Where Library, 121

Duration 1 hour 30 minutes

Please join us for a screening and short discussion of the documentary:
*The Suffering Grasses: when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers *

The discussion afterwards will examine aspects of Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies that focus on the cycles of violence as it relates to unhealed trauma. Additionally, we look at what is being done on a local context as a source of resilience for those who are suffering.

Film Description:
Thousands of people continue to die in the protracted conflict in Syria, which has become a microcosm for the involuted politics of the region and an immoral reflection of the world. Against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, NATO’s toppling of Moammar Qaddafi in Libya, and the complicated politics of the region, this film seeks to explore the Syrian conflict through the humanity of the civilians who have been killed, abused and displaced to the squalor of refugee camps. In all such conflicts, large and small it is civilians—women and children, families and whole communities—who suffer at the leisure of those in power. When Elephants go to war, it is the grass that suffers. This film is about the elephants, but made for the grasses.

Hosted by Peacebuilding in Traumatized Societies Students: Bshara, Ema & Simin

Intended Audience General Public

Tags CJP

Contact Information

Name CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding

Phone # 540.432.4490

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