TALK after the screening of Taste of Cement.
Despite the ongoing fighting, severe lack of humanitarian access in several areas in Syria and absence of accountability, the international community has started to discuss the issue of reconstructing Syria, but reconstruction for whom?
What are the preconditions to start the reconstruction process, and the healing of a nation in a broad sense? How do the social and political landscapes of war-torn cities contribute to shaping the national identity in the future, if at all? What is the relationship between reconstruction and collective memories?
These questions will serve as a starting point for a talk with Samer Frangie, Assistant Professor in Political Studies at the American University of Beirut.