Screening & Talk: A Syrian Love Story with producer

This event has now happened

A Syrian Love Story
Screening & Q&A
A Syrian Love Story

Event Date

Thu 16 Nov 2017

Event Time

10:00 - 12:00

Location

Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Rd, Whitechapel, London, E1 4UJ, England

12A

More booking details

Cost

FREE

Recommended Age Group

14+

Strand

Curriculum Subject/s

  • Citizenship
  • Democracy
  • Film Studies
  • History
  • Human Rights
  • PSHE Education
  • World History

Accessibility:

  • Subtitles
    Subtitled (HOH)

Documentary filmed over five years about a Syrian family fighting for political freedom against the backdrop of the Arab Spring.

The producer of documentary A Syrian Love Story will participate in a Q&A after the film about the role of a producer, how this film got made and will take questions from students.


Speaker

Producer, Elhum Shakerifar

Event has happened

This event has already taken place. For other events, please see our events page.

Film title

A Syrian Love Story


Synopsis

Fifteen years ago, political activists Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison. Stationed in neighbouring cells, over a period of months they communicated through a tiny hole in the wall, gradually falling in love. When they were released, they got married and started a family. However, they were torn apart by the brutal Assad dictatorship, their children spending their entire lives seeing Amer and Raghda imprisoned for their political beliefs. Filmed over the course of five years – beginning before the Arab Spring of 2011 – this remarkable documentary paints an intimate portrait of a family fighting for change, forced to flee their home and take refuge in France where they helplessly watch political events take a catastrophic turn.

Strong language, references to torture, images of real dead bodies.

Director/s

Sean McAllister

Year

2015

Country of Production

Britain / France / Lebanon / Syria

Genres

  • Documentary

Language

Arabic / English / French

Duration

76 minutes

Subtitles

English

Venue name

Genesis Cinema

Address

93-95 Mile End Rd,
Whitechapel,
London,
E1 4UJ