Come and find out about an extraordinary project bringing together ancient drama and the real lives of women fleeing the atrocities in Syria. Rarely has the reception of Greek tragedy touched on issues so urgent, immediate and powerful. Euripides’ Trojan Women is set in the aftermath of the fall of Troy; it tells of the devastation they face as they confront their new lives as stateless slaves, and playthings of their captors. In autumn 2013, a group of Syrian refugee women performed the play in Amman, Jordan. Meet the filmmaker and producer who are turning this powerful story into a film, 'Queens of Syria'. They will show clips from the film and discuss it with audience members and specialists in ancient drama.
Free and open to all. No need to book in advance.
For more information see http://www.syriatrojanwomen.org/
To donate by crowdsourcing visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/queens-of-syria-a-documentary
Women in the Humanities
Contact name: Tim Whitmarsh
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audience: Open to all