A Syrian Love Story at Frontline Georgia Today

Frontline Georgia is hosting a screening event today (November 10th.) “A Syrian Love Story”, Directed by Sean McAllister, tells the story of a family torn apart by the tyrannical Assad dictatorship. Shooting for the film began in 2009.

The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Sheffield International Documentary Festival.

Amer, 45, met Raghda, 40, in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. They fell in love and used to keep in touch with each other for months through a tiny hole secretly made in the prison wall. They eventually married and had a family together. When Raghda was made a political prisoner Amer cared for their young children alone. The family then fled to Lebanon and then to France. They avoided the war and began a new life in France but their relationship suffered anyway.

After the screening there will be a discussion held, supported by London Frontline club’s International Partner’s project.

There will be a Q&A with Director Sean McAllister as well.

Entrance is free.

Nina Ioseliani

10 November 2015 14:27