Thank you to the United Nations Association of New York for hosting a screening of OUT OF ALEPPO at the Dolby Screening Room. The screening was followed by a panel with Holly Carter (founder and executive director of BYkids) George Batah (co-founder of Syrian Youth Empowerment), Firas Kayal (senior policy advisor at UNHCR), and Marlene Spoerri (UN representative at Independent Diplomat). The screening and panel helped to not only tell the story of Mohammad Sasho and his family as they journeyed from Syria to Berlin, but also shed light on the refugee experience through the perspectives of loss, art and hope. “The BYkids screening was one of the most striking accounts of the Syrian refugee crisis. The way the documentarian spoke about his story, and invited other refugees to do the same, was lighthearted but poignant. BYkids has such an incredible way of showing the viewer all sides of a human. The insightful panel afterwords topped off a wonderful story, and invited us all to keep the dialogue going, beyond the film,” says Emmy Heyman, Colorado College 2018.