DocHouse Thursdays: A SYRIAN LOVE STORY + Q&A

Q&A with Sean McAllister
Dir: Sean McAllister
United Kingdom / 2015 / 80mins

Book Tickets

Date: Thu 17 September, 2015
Time: 19:30
Price: £12.50 (£10.00 conc)
There are currently no screenings of this film.

2016 British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA); Nomination – Best Debut
2015 British Independent Film Awards; Nomination – Best Documentary

No. 3 - Guardian's 50 best films of 2015 

Following its recent nomination for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards, we're bringing Sean McAllister's A Syrian Love Story back to the big screen.  

Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When Sean 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, A Syrian Love Story 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. 

Known for his unique and intimate portraits, maverick director Sean McAllister (Liberace of Baghdad) received the Grand Jury prize at this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival for this “Bergmanesque portrait of a relationship and love”.

Watch our Q&A with Sean McAllister and Amer here.

We are delighted that Sean McAllister will join us for a Q&A hosted by Radio 4's Jeremy Hardy, after the screening.

Please note: There will be no adverts before this screening, so please arrive promptly.