• Old Metropolitan Hall 101 East Main Street Charlottesville, VA, 22902 United States

Free Community Event

Discussion and film screening of SYRIA'S LOST GENERATION at Old Metropolitan Hall with photographer Ed Kashi, writer Don Belt, and filmmaker Julie Winokur.

Syria Before the Storm

On assignment for National Geographic magazine, photojournalist Ed Kashi and staff writer Don Belt visited Syria many times over the past two decades, reporting on subjects ranging from water scarcity and geopolitical conflict to Syria's embattled Arab Christians.

Shortly before the Arab Spring and the spark that lit the Syrian civil war, Ed and Don spent months traveling across Syria to assess life in that country for a NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC feature story.

Their assignment, which took them from little-seen corners of the country to the office of President Bashar al Assad, resulted in one of the most penetrating and comprehensive magazine coverages of Syria ever published, grounded in the history and human geography of this ancient crossroads.

In an hour-long presentation featuring Ed's photographs, Kashi and Belt will share their stories of Syria on the eve of war, followed by a special presentation of Syria's Lost Generation (2014), an award-winning documentary film about Syrian refugees co-produced by Ed and his wife, Julie Winokur.

There will be a Q&A with Ed Kashi, Don Belt, and Julie Winokur to follow.