These short documentaries from award winning journalist Zaina Erhaim highlight the challenges facing women living and working in rebel-held parts of Syria. Made over a period of 18 months, the films tell the individual stories of a diverse group of strong, resilient women.

As well as facing the constant threat of the Assad government’s air force, they must battle the conservative traditions of a male-dominated society, aggravated by a militarised environment that so many civilians have fled.

This screening will be introduced by Robin Yassin-Kassab. Following the screening Robin will be in conversation with Zaina Erhaim.