Leighton House Museum and the Hands Up Foundation proudly present the final installment of our Cinema for Syria Screening Series, A Private War.
The programme, curated by award-winning director Soudade Kaadan, is an enchanted journey showcasing the talents of Syrian filmmakers despite the challenges they face in a country shattered by a violent conflict.
All monies raise go to the Hands Up Foundation to support our work funding aid projects for those affected by the conflict in Syria.
A Private War presents the story of war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike). Her mission to show the true cost of war leads her – along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) – to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Paul Conroy - Photographer
Paul is a British freelance photographer and filmmaker who works in the British media. A former soldier with the Royal Artillery between 1980 and 1987, he has since worked extensively as a journalist in combat zones, producing footage from conflicts in the Balkans, the Middle East, and Libya. In 2011, he was shortlisted for the PRX Bayeux TV report along with Marie Colvin, a war correspondent with The Sunday Times.
Doors open at 6.30 pm: Complimentary drink on arrival, and the opportunity to explore this unique studio-house of artist, traveller and collector Frederic, Lord Leighton.
Film screenings start at 7pm, in the beautiful and atmospheric artist’s studio space.
Please see booking page for further rules.