Belfast Film Festival, Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the Equality Coalition present a screening of Departing: Arrivals – the Syrian Story, a film by Hafsah Naib about war, parenthood and survival.

Told through the eyes of mothers and fathers whose incredible will and commitment to protect, engage and raise their children during the violent chaos of war and military attack in Syria, Departing:Arrivals proves to be an enduring and inspiring account of parenthood.

Survivors speak openly about parenting and faith during war, illuminating what is often a neglected area that focuses on the psychological and emotional effects of war on families and parenting. A faceless yet thoroughly intimate and honest account of how mothers, fathers and children escaped the unforgiving face of war to build new lives in Manchester, England.