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A Syrian Love Story

Year
2015
Country
United Kingdom
Duration
76'’
Director
Sean McAllister

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.

Production and Sales
10ft Films, 87 Athlone Road, London, SW2 2DU, United Kingdom, www.seanmcallister.com
Awards
2015 – Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield International Documentary Festival; 2015 – Jury Prize at Watch Docs International Film Festival; 2015 – Special Jury Mention at the Flahertiana International Documen tary Film Festival; 2015 – Nomination for the Best Documentary at the European Film Awards;
Director
Sean McAllister

Sean McAllister is known for his candid, frank films, depicting with extraordinary intimacy the lives of ordinary people who are struggling to survive but are survivors, caught up in political and personal conflict, struggling to make sense of the world we live in. From his early films to his more recent successes, Sean’s work continues to inspire, to surprise and to fascinate audiences. His most recent film, A Syrian Love Story, was screened in the UK and European parliaments, and was named The Guardian's #3 film of 2015.

Filmography

Working for the Enemy (1997), The Minders (1998), Settlers (2000), The Liberace of Baghdad (2005), Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (2008), The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012)

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