Basel Al Haj A Syrian Story

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Filmed October 2016
at the Koch Immersive Theater, Evansville Museum

In a world full of preconceptions that can prevent many people from offering help to their fellow human beings, here is a hopeful message from a young Syrian man who wanted to share his story. A story of survival, hope, and love.

Basel Al Haj

Scholars for Syria

Born in the Syrian capital, Damascus, Basel and his family were forced to leave their home along with thousands of others. Now, Basel is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Evansville with a goal to continue his medical studies and research.