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Open My Eyes: Film Premier and Q&A Event with Doctors Without Borders

June 11 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

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Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for the world premiere screening of “Open My Eyes.” In this intimate short documentary produced by MSF, Qusay Hussein shares his extraordinary journey—from struggling with the painful aftermath of a suicide bombing in Iraq, to rebuilding his life at an MSF hospital in Jordan, to reinventing himself again in the US. After three years of reconstructive surgery and intensive rehabilitation, Qusay is now preparing for the next challenge.

“Open My Eyes” is the story of one refugee—one young man among the millions of people who have overcome unimaginable obstacles on their way to find safety. The film reminds us of our shared humanity, and the far-reaching ripple effects of compassion and care.

The screening will be followed by a brief Q&A with Qusay Hussein and MSF filmmaker Negin Allamehzadeh. The post-screening discussion will be moderated by Kavita Menon, editorial director for MSF-USA.

NOTE: Seating i​s available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please check in at least five minutes before the start of the event in order to guarantee your reservation. The film lasts approximately 20 minutes.

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Date:
June 11
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-my-eyes-film-premiere-and-qa-event-with-doctors-without-borders-registration-62273029307

Venue

IFC Theater
323 6th Avenue New York, NY 10014
Phone:
212-924-7771
Website:
ifccenter.com