Queens of Syria in Collaboartion with The OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL
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Main Lecture Theater, John Henry Brookes, Headington Campus
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
Filmmakers: Yasmin Fedda
Runtime: 70 mins
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles