Sana Haq to screen her new documentary on April 17

The assistant professor of communications recently completed her film, “Waiting in the Midfield,” which highlights a Syrian refugee who relocated to Greensboro and his assimilation to a new country and culture.

Assistant Professor Sana Haq will host a pre-release screener of her new documentary film, “Waiting in the Midfield,” on campus on Tuesday, April 17. The screening, set for 7 p.m. in Global Commons 103, is part of the Global Migration Film Series hosted by Elon’s Global Neighborhood.

Haq recently completed the film that features Omar Alhamwi, a Syrian refugee and former professional soccer player, as he makes a new life for himself in Greensboro. It is an in-depth look at a 24-year-old on his own, waiting for a chance to reconnect with his family and play professional soccer again. A trailer of the 27-minute film is available online.

Haq has submitted the documentary to several festivals and will receive word in the coming months regarding festival acceptances and screenings.

Following the on-campus screening, Haq, Alhamwi and Sandy Marshall, assistant professor geography, will participate in a question-and-answer session.