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A Syrian Love Story

    Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 18:15

    A Syrian Love Story

    #RefugeesWelcomeHere is pleased to join in presenting A Syrian Love Story in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa

    Join Cinema Politica for the Ottawa premiere of A Syrian Love Story, the poignant story of comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda and their incredible odyssey to political freedom. Director Sean McAllister and film protagonist Amer Daoud will be in attendance! Click to watch the trailer here:


    Sean McAllister / United Kingdom / 2015 / 90 ' / Arabic / S.T. English

    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.

    Known for his unique and intimate portraits, maverick director Sean McAllister (Liberace of Baghdad) received the Grand Jury prize at this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival for this “Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love”.

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    This screening is co-sponsored by CUPW, and co-presented with CP Carleton, Octopus Bookstore and the #RefugeesWelcomeHere campaign of Amnesty International and the Canadian Council for Refugees.

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    Cost: $10 regular / $7 students and seniors
    Mayfair Theatre
    1074 Bank Street
    Ottawa, Ontario