QUEENS OF SYRIA
2014, 70 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
Queens of Syria tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.
What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th century Syria found a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary women like them, uprooted, enslaved, and bereaved by the Trojan War.
Thanks to all the women who took part in this project and made this film possible.
Winner of the Black Pearl Award for Best Director from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, 2014
Special Mention from the UNHCR at the 3rd edition of the Human Rights Film Festival in Tunis 2014 (Human Screen Festival 2014)
Director: Yasmin Fedda
Film Editor: Greg Pittard
Trailer Editor: Adam Thomas
Sound Mix: Matt Alani
Music: Robin Schloctermier
Online post production: Ross Birkbeck
Producers: Itab Azzam & Georgina Paget
Executive Producers: Charlotte Eager & William Stirling
Theatre Director: Omar Abu Sada
Actor's trainer: Nanda Mohammad
Scenography: Bisanne Al Sharif