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Through My Eyes:
Hani’s Journey

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 5:00 PM
River Park Church Auditorium

Through My Eyes: Hani's Journey


The film follows the life of 21-year-old Hani Al Moliya, a blind Syrian refugee who discovers his special talent in taking compelling photos. From the camps in Lebanon to his new experiences in Canada, Through My Eyes: Hani’s Journey is a tale of triumph against adversity set against the backdrop of the Syrian war.

Film Information

Year: 2017
Length: 30 minutes

Cast & Credits

Director: Zahra Mackaoui

UN Goal


Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.



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Sleman Aldib, a Syrian newcomer, has been in Canada since December, 2015. He is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Calgary’s Arabic theatre, Kawalease ACT. He is also an actor, writer, director and professional photographer. His piece for Sage Theatre’s 2018 IGNITE! Festival, بالعكس / The Opposite, was an experiential piece that invited Calgarians to think about what would happen if war came to Canada, and where they might find refuge. He has also written and directed Jasmine and Snatched from the Back, and Fight or Flight with Downstage theatre.