To mark the tragedy of the 10th year of the Syrian war, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge together with the Conflict & Health Research Group at Kings College London are hosting a special film screening of an extended 45 minute version of the BBC Panorama Syria’s Schools Under Attack. The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A chaired by the BBC World Affairs Editor John Simpson including the film's maker Darren Conway.
Thousands of schools have been totally or partially destroyed during the Syrian conflict. Iqra School in Aleppo was one of those schools, bombed by a fighter jet in 2013. Some pupils were killed immediately and more died of horrific injuries soon after. A BBC Panorama team were filming in a hospital nearby and captured the desperate attempts to save lives after the attack. Eight years later, Panorama has met with survivors and relatives of the dead to discover how profoundly their lives have changes as a result of that day.