A FILM screening will tell the story of Aboud Kaplo, a 14-year-old Syrian refugee who was given a violin by Oxford University’s Music Faculty.

The university was contacted by filmmaker Susie Attwood, who was making a documentary about Syriac Christian families waiting in a monastery in Lebanon in hope of receiving a visa for a new country.

Ms Attwood, herself a violin player who studied music at Oxford, was impressed with Aboud’s talent on the violin, especially after she learned that his only education had been from YouTube tutorials and his only instrument was a cheap and rattly child-sized violin.

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments in Oxford’s Music Faculty was happy to help, and sent Aboud a high-quality 19th century German violin.

Recently Aboud and his family received the news that they have been given a visa to Australia.

This is one of many stories which are told in The Wait, Ms Attwood’s 40-minute documentary film which will have its Oxford premiere at The Queen’s College off High Street on Monday at 5.30pm.

The film will be followed by a short Q&A with Ms Attwood and Daniel Gabriel, who was until recently Human Rights Director for a United Nations NGO, the World Council of Arameans. The Q&A will be followed by drinks.

The film is free but those who attend need to book.

To book a place visit eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-wait-film-screening-tickets-45758672421