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Queens of Syria
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Queens of Syria (the documentary) 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. Not one of them had ever acted before. What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural 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. It was a process charged with emotion and fraught with challenges, as long buried issues came to the surface, and at times the project itself hung in the balance.

Director: Yasmin Fedda
Producers: Itab Azzam and Georgina Paget
Editor: Greg Pittard
Colourist and Online Editor: Ross Birkbeck
Sound Mixer: Matt Alani
Music: Robin Schlochtermeier
Camera and Sound Recording: Yasmin Fedda
Executive Producers: Charlotte Eagar, William Stirling, Sawsan Asfari
Production Company: Refuge Productions Limited

In Arabic with Greek and English subtitles.

With the collaboration of the British Council.

Duration: 70'

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