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The feature documentary follows the life of iconic Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, who became internationally known as "Little Gandhi." Matar was a key organizer of peaceful protests in his hometown of Daraya, inspiring people worldwide. His brutal torture and death at the age of 26 outraged the international community and erupted into one of the most violent crises in modern history.
A panel discussion will follow featuring the film's director, Sam Kadi, and others.
Kadi is a Los Angeles-based filmmaker and the director of acclaimed feature drama "The Citizen" starring Cary Elwes ("The Princess Bride"). Kadi’s recent documentary "Little Gandhi" is Syria’s first official entry ever for best foreign language film for the 90th Academy Awards and the winner of Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the European Independent Film Festival in Paris. Kadi is a TEDx speaker and a member of the Directors Guild of America.