A Syrian Love Story

Screenings

2017 Season
Basel, Toronto

Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the ‘Arab Spring’ sweeps the region, the family’s fate shifts irrevocably. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Filmmaker(s): 
Sean McAllister
Country of Production: 
UK
Year: 
2015
76m
Language(s): 
In English and Arabic with English subtitles
Genre: 
Documentary
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