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Music Action International and Stone Flowers present a special screening of the award-winning film Stone Flowers – songs of hope and defiance

The new documentary by James Sandy follows Stone Flowers – a collective of refugee torture survivors based in North West England – on their journey from starting a new life in the UK to becoming recording artists. Join us to celebrate Stone Flowers and explore how the collective creates powerful music to heal trauma, bring communities together and speak out about human rights abuses.

The film will be followed by a stimulating discussion with members of Stone Flowers, filmmaker James Sandy and Dalia Al-Dujaili plus the opportunity to network afterwards, with delicious refreshments.

Stone Flowers are a music collective who have survived war, torture and persecution around the world. The programme is facilitated by Music Action International – a multi-award-winning charity creating life-changing music programmes with survivors. Find out more about Stone Flowers.

Dalia Al-Dujaili is an Iraqi-British freelance writer, editor and producer based in London with bylines in the Guardian, GQ Middle East and worked with the Barbican Centre, British Film Institute and more. She’s the founder of The Road to Nowhere magazine and producer of Refugee Week 2023. Find out more about Dalia.

Stone Flowers – songs of hope and defiance is Directed by James Sandy and Co-produced by James Sandy and Lis Murphy.

It has been nominated for multiple awards – winning ‘Best National Documentary Film on a Social Issue’ at the Filmmakers United International Film Festival 2023 and ‘Best Director of a Short Documentary’ at London Film Fest International Awards 2023 and officially selected for the International World Film Awards 2023.

Standard tickets are £5, or you can choose the Solidarity ticket option which is £10. If you cannot afford a ticket or are currently navigating the asylum system, please get in touch with for a free ticket.

“When you work together with love
you can achieve anything.”

Amir, Survivor

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