Syrian Voices is a short film which gives three refugee families the space to reflect on their experience of living in Edinburgh.

The film was commissioned by the Welcoming and produced by Trina McKendrick and Kev Theaker of Written in Film.

It is being presented at a range of community events across Edinburgh between October 2017 and March 2018. Screening of the film is followed by discussion with members of Edinburgh’s Syrian community, the Welcoming and the film makers.

Screenings to date:

    • 9 October 2017 – University of Edinburgh, Institute for Education, Community and Society
    • 18 October 2017 – St Giles’ Cathedral
    • 15 November 2017 – Edinburgh Napier University, Screen Academy
    • 5 December 2017 – Broomhouse Community Centre
    • 6 December 2017 – Edinburgh Churches for Sanctuary
    • 31 January 2018 – North Edinburgh Arts
    • 9 March 2018 – Scotland & Syria Multicultural Fair, Goodtrees Community Centre, 12.30pm – 4.00pm, screening of Syrian Voices at 2.30pm Find this event on Facebook.



  • 12 March 2018 – Chat Cafe, Pilton Community Health Project, Royston Wardieburn Community Centre

Further dates to be announced soon.

If you are interested in hosting a screening for a community group, please contact us to discuss.

Many thanks to Police Scotland, the City of Edinburgh Council and the people of Edinburgh for supporting Syrian Voices through the ‘Shared Vision – Your Decision‘ Islamophobia Edinburgh project.