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Queens of Syria

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Synopsis

The documentary feature Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy all about the plight of women in war.
What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th century Syria found a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary women like them, uprooted, enslaved,and bereaved by the Trojan War. http://www.queensofsyria.com/

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
70 mins
Director
Yasmin Fedda
Producer
Itab Azzam, Georgina Paget
Executive Producer
William Stirling, Charlotte Eagar, Sawsan Asfari
Editor
Greg Pittard
Screenwriter
Yasmin Fedda
Director of Photography
Yasmin Fedda
Music
Robin Schlochtermeier

Production Company

Refuge Productions
+44 (0)7702 005564
georgina@syriatrojanwomen.org