OBU Documentary Club: QUEENS OF SYRIA

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Oxford Brookes University

John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre

Headington Road

Oxford

OX3 0BP

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SCREENING IN COLLABORATION WITH THE OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL


The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with Charlotte Eager, executive producer and stage play producer when toured Europe.

The Q&A will be hosted by two of the students and volunteers of the Oxford Human Rigths Festival Amani Al Bohisi and Fatma Ozdogan.


Country: Jordan | United Arab Emirates | UK

Year: 2014

Filmmakers: Yasmin Fedda

Runtime: 70 mins

Language: Arabic with English Subtitles

BBFC: 12A

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Overview /Sypnosis

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.


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Clerici Refurbishment

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You are welcome to join us for a drink and social discussion at the Brookes Union Bar.


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