Rethink Rebuild Society held an event on the 18th of March 2018 in which the movie "The Other Side of Hope" was screened. The movie is a Finnish comedy drama in which Khaled (Sherwan Haji), a Syrian refugee from Aleppo, befriends a travelling salesman, Wikström, trying to start a restaurant.
Sherwan Haji is Syrian-Finnish actor, filmmaker and writer. He graduated from the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts in Damascus. He played leading roles in several TV series for several TV channels in the Middle East. Haji moved to Finland in 2010 to continue his studies. In 2012, he established a production company called Lion's Line Ltd. Haji has worked as educator and he has produced documentaries, fiction movies, and art workshops. Haji moved to Cambridge, UK to continue his studies, receiving a Master of Arts with distinction in Film and TV Production. He was awarded as best actor at Dublin International Film Festival for his performance in The Other Side of Hope.
The movie was followed with a Q&A discussion with the audience.