A Syrian Love Story
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A Syrian Love Story

by Sean McAllister

Country / Year
United Kingdom / 2015
Duration
76 Min.
Languages
EnglishEnglish
Arabic
French
Subtitles
EnglishEnglish
GermanGerman
Genre
DOC: History & Politics
Tags
Human Rights
Documentary
Family
Portrait
Politics
Direction
Sean McAllister
Cast
Amer Daoud,
Raghda Hassan

Amer meets Raghda through a small hole in the wall: they are cell neighbours in a prison where they are being held for criticising the regime. Fifteen years and four children later, Raghda finds herself behind bars again. As the voice against the Assad regime becomes ever louder, she is unexpectedly released... but the reunited family must now leave their homeland. From 2009 onwards, director Sean McAllister accompanied this Syrian family for a period of five turbulent years, during the Arab Spring. He tells a story of hope and despair: for the revolution, the Syrian homeland and mutual love. In A SYRIAN LOVE STORY, McAllister manages to unite the private life of the protagonists with the story of a nation in a beautifully poetic way.

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