Global education campaign #UpForSchool has released Straight Outta Syria, a film designed to encourage the international community to support the ‘Hope for Syria’s Young Talent’ petition.
The flick by Silverfish Productions follows three talented young brothers, Samir, Abdulrahman and Mohammed who arrived in Lebanon as refugees four years ago, and explores their talent for rap music and illustrates that if they had not been able to return to school, learn how to read and write, they would not have learnt their music and developed their talent.
The petition has been launched ahead of a crucial international Syria pledging conference in London on 4 February where world leaders will meet to secure the $750m needed to secure school places for a million Syrian refugees across Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
It’s hoped Straight Outta Syria create a groundswell of support for the petition that will be presented to world leaders attending the conference hosted by leaders of United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations.
Watch the video here:
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