«One day in Aleppo»

Syrian journalist, writer and documentary filmmaker Ali Al-Ibrahim has survived both Assad’s prisons and ISIS captivity. He managed to leave Syria for Turkey, late 2015, documenting the escape with hidden cameras and a cell phone. He is now safe  and established as ICORN writer-in-residence in Sweden, and “One day in Aleppo” is his new documentary premiering at a Swiss film festival in April 2017.

In Lillehammer, Al-Ibrahim will show his film, and talk with renowned Norwegian writer and journalist Åsne Seierstad about the art of reporting, and the challenges of telling the truth about Syria, from inside and from outside.

When:Thursday 1. June at 16:15
Where:Lillehammer Hotell
Price:120 kr
Info:In collaboration with PEN International and ICORN
Info:The conversation will be in English


Ali Al-Ibrahim

Ali Al-Ibrahim is a Syrian journalist, writer and documentary film-maker who has survived Assad’s prisons and ISIS captivity.

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Åsne Seierstad

Åsne Seierstad is a journalist and writer. Seierstad was stationed in Russia from 1993 – 1996, and in China in 1997. From 1998 until 2000 she worked for Dagsrevyen on NRK and covered such events as the war in Kosovo. Later she covered conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, during the American invasion in 2003, for both Norwegian and Swedish TV. She debuted in 2000 with With Their Backs to The World: Portraits of Serbia, and received accolades for her contentious publication The Bookseller More >

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