Oxford Human Rights Festival: screening of Queens of Syria

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Oxford Human Rights Festival: screening of Queens of Syria

Who this event is for

  • Everyone
  • Public
  • Ticket only

Location

JHB Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Details

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 crosscultural 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.

Producer Georgina Paget will be joining us for an audience Q&A.

An Oxford Human Rights Festival event in collaboration with the Oxford Brookes University Documentary Club.