We Are Not Princesses is a documentary film about the incredible strength and spirit of four Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut as they come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.
This film uses intimate footage and animation to follow how this group of women find laughter and purpose as they come together to perform the ancient Greek play, Antigone. In 2014, the Open Art Foundation put together a theatre workshop with Syrian women refugees in Beirut to help these women find community and to help process their trauma as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. This film focuses on the resilient, intelligent, articulate Syrian women who are picking up the pieces of their lives and moving forward in spite of the ever-worsening situation back home.
To learn more about the project, please read this review of the movie on the UNHRC website, and click here to see the poster for the movie night.
The screening of We Are Not Princesses will be followed by a discussion with:
- Nur Laiq (TORCH Global South Visiting Fellow and public policy expert)
- Prof Fiona MacIntosh (Professor of Classical Reception, Director of the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, Curator of the Ioannou Centre)
- Hal Scardino (Producer of We Are Not Princesses)
The event is free and open to all
Places need to be booked in advance. You can book a ticket following this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/we-are-not-princesses-movie-night-tickets-61877647710.