A SYRIAN LOVE STORY

Directed by Sean McAllister
Documentary | United Kingdom, France, Lebanon, Syria | 2015 | English, Arabic, French | English | 76 min




Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When the director, 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.