Film Screening: Queens of Syria

  • September 25, 2019
  • The Hands Up Foundation, London
Queens of Syria (2014), directed by BAFTA-nominated Yasmin Fedda, is an award-winning film that tells the story of 50 women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who come together in autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, a timeless Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war. What follows is an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th-century Syria find a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary women like themselves, uprooted, enslaved and bereaved.

 

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