Double Bill: Science in Exile & It’s Only the Beginning

Wednesday 11 July / 6pm-9pm / The Box / £6/£4


Followed by a post-screening discussion with directors Nicole Leghissa and Chus López Vidal


Science in Exile (PG)

Director, Nicole Leghissa


In its UK premiere, Science in Exile explores how recent violence in Syria, Yemen and Iraq has threatened the lives of four researchers, forcing them to suspend their work and flee their homelands.


Challenging the common stereotypes of refugees from a war-ravaged region, Science in Exile finds women and men with years of training and experience struggling to find a safe haven in new lands.


It’s Only the Beginning (PG)

Directors, Chus López Vidal and Paula Rodríguez Sickert


The documentary It’s Only the Beginning follows six Arab women filmmakers from different countries as they meet each other in Berlin.


In the aftermath of the events widely known as the “Arab Spring”, they travel to the German capital where have been invited by two mutual friends, the directors of the film, to screen their own work and get together. It’s Only the Beginning documents the women’s emotional reunion, as they journey together through the streets of Berlin, exchanging feelings about what they witnessed and about how both their lives and their work as filmmakers were impacted during this most convulsive period.

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