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A Syrian Love Story

The inspiring journey towards freedom of Raghda and Amer, a couple brought together by the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War.

Documentary 2015 76 mins Not rated

Director: Sean McAllister


Raghda and Amer fell in love in prison, incarcerated for protesting against the Syrian regime. Twenty years and four sons later Raghda has once again been imprisoned as the Arab Spring begins to take hold. Hard choices now beckon between participating in the epochal evolution of their beloved country and prioritising the family’s safety. But at this point their fate becomes unexpectedly entwined with the filmmaker who’s chronicling their plight.

This portrait from acclaimed filmmaker Sean McAllister (The Liberace of Baghdad) is a powerful and moving reminder of the human stories at the heart of a tumultuous and tragic period for Syria; deserved winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2015.