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Resettling: A Film Screening and Conversation with the 2020-21 Narratio Fellows

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Time: Feb. 26, 2021, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: Virtual Event

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Ana Vîjdea (Narratio Artist-in-Residence, 2020-21)

2020-21 Narratio Fellows:

Isho Adan (Onondaga Community College)
Hawa Ahmed (Nottingham H.S.)
Rayan Mohamed (Henninger H.S.)
Felone Nganga (Henninger H.S.)
Hibbatullah Shaalan (Nottingham H.S.)

Aman Yohannes (Onondaga Community College)

Join us for a film screening and conversation with the 2020-21 Narratio Fellows and Artist-in-Residence Ana Vîjdea, a Romanian filmmaker, Fulbright Alumna and MFA Candidate in Syracuse University's Department of Transmedia/Film.⁣ The Narratio Fellowship is an annual intensive storytelling and leadership program aimed at providing resettled refugee youth with the tools and resources to share their stories on their own terms with local and global audiences.

Under the guidance of Vîjdea, this year’s class of Narratio Fellows have developed six short-form autobiographical documentaries that offer intimate and powerful glimpses into their lives, identities, and memories—from epic journeys to daily routines. Read more about the creation of this work, through their summer fellowship program, and watch a video where participants describe their experiences in the program.

This virtual event marks the inaugural public screening of the Fellows' films, followed by a discussion of the power of storying lives through film.

Register here.

This event is part of Syracuse Symposium’s year-long series on “Futures.”  Additional support comes from the College of Arts & Sciences celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2021.

Narratio Team:
  • Ahmed Badr, Founder, Narratio
  • Brice Nordquist, Fellowship Co-Director and Dean's Professor of Community Engagement
  • Edward Grattan, Managing Director, Narratio

Additional supporters:

  • College of Visual and Performing Arts
  • Department of Writing Studies, Rhetoric & Composition
  • Humanities New York
  • Wesleyan University’s Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Brice Nordquist, Writing Studies, Rhetoric, and Composition