IOM - the UN Migration Agency - & Migration Collective present a screening of:
Queens of Syria
a film by Yasmin Fedda
in celebration of International Women's Day 2017
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.
The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with producer Georgina Paget.
The audience will also have the opportunity to ask questions to
members of the Jordan-based cast via Skype.
Please click HERE to watch a trailer of the film.
When & Where
IOM UK & Migration Collective
Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organisation in the field of migration, committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the UN Migration Agency, IOM works with migrants, governments and non-governmental partners in the international community to provide humane responses to the growing migration challenges of today.
IOM UK focuses its activities on broad programme areas, such as Refugee Resettlement, Integration and Community Cohesion, Countering Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, Diaspora and Development, Migrant Assistance and Migration Policy and Research.
Migration Collective is an organisation based in London that aims to challenge the narrow rhetoric around migration through inclusive events and projects that focus on the intersection between arts, academia and action. Underpinning our work is the idea that human rights are relational and therefore, must be participated in and shared to be realised. This means we focus on inclusion - what is shared between rather than what separates people - and a new rights-based approach to migration. Past events have included the first London Migration Film Festival, Migration Stories (a story-telling night and photo exhibition), and A Common Step: A community fundraiser for Calais.