Queens of Syria in Collaboartion with The OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL

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Queens of Syria

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

Main Lecture Theater, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus

Details

SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL

 

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.

Country: Jordan | United Arab Emirates | UK

Year: 2014

Filmmakers: Yasmin Fedda

Runtime: 70 mins

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles

BBFC: 12A