Film Screening: Les Enfants de Mishwar
9 February, 2019
Two charities, Music Broth and Mishwar have joined up to raise funds to support young people in their communities by organising a film screening of a documentary on the life in Lebanese Refugee camps for young people (English). The evening will hope to raise awareness of the work being done to support young people in compromising situations and promote the value of music and creative expression.
Mishwar started in May 2016 in response to the ongoing refugee crisis in Lebanon. Since 2011, well over 1 million Syrians have sheltered in the country, adding to the 500,000 Palestinian refugees residing in camps here since 1948. The ongoing war in Syria and occupation of Palestine means refugee communities and their hosts must be supported to maximize their latent potential and minimize the acute affects of this ongoing crisis.
Their goal is to provide support for refugee communities by launching creative projects led by the communities themselves, and encourage them to foster further initiatives for the benefit of their community well-being.
They work with hundreds of youth through the north of Lebanon in 3 tent settlements, one Palestinian camp and several other locations. They run regular workshops of music, sports, cinema, all with the goal of educating youth, unleashing their potential and supporting their communities.
Music Broth is a Social Enterprise and charitable organisation based in Govanhill, Glasgow. Their aim is to improve access to musical instruments and equipment for everyone. To achieve this they have established Scotland’s first Musical Instrument Library. The library stocks around 500 musical instruments and equipment which are available to individuals, bands and organisations in the community to pursue any musical venture. Music Broth were contacted by Tony Collins from Mishwar in November 2017 (only months into their conception). Tony requested support with accessing percussion instruments for their Capoeira music projects. After sourcing equipment donated by a Renfrewshire based Mental Health Drumming group they were able to send the instruments by air in March 2018. The donations are still in use today and have been a huge help to Mishwar and the young people they support.
The Venue – Andalus 213 New City Road, Glasgow G4 9PA
Andalus is a grassroots community based initiative with a unique approach to meeting the needs and aspirations of Scottish Muslims; with emphasis on maintaining cultural and faith based values, and at the same time being fully participant in the wider society, promoting understanding and integration between communities of different faiths and cultures.
Please respect that this is strictly a NO ALCOHOL event
*** Refreshments and snacks will be available
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