Global Feminism: Under the Wire
A powerful account of legendary Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy’s mission to Homs, Syria in February 2012. Their assignment was to cover the plight of trapped Syrian civilians under siege by their own government. Tragically, Colvin was killed when the international media centre was hit by Syrian Army artillery fire; despite being critically injured, Conroy had to a find way to make it out alive.
He is determined to continue telling the stories of the people he met during this assignment and their desperate situation caught in the middle of a conflict zone.
Women and children are often the worst effected by conflict. Conflict spurs much higher rates of sexual violemce. It renders women acutely vulernable to poverty, the loss of jobs and the destruction of assests such as homes. Essential health services crumble, underlined by a maternal mortality rate that is 2.5 times higher on average, in conflict and post-conflict countries.
7:00pm – Screening
8:45pm – Q&A with Paul Conroy
9:15pm – Paul Conroy Book Signing
When? 5th June 2019, 7pm.
Where? Regent Street Cinema, London.