A Syrian Love Story

The Ultimate Picture Palace
Jeune Street
Cowley Road


Sep 26
UPP Cinema 6:45 PM


Director: Sean McAllister

Country: UK

Year: 2015

Running time: 1h 20m


Winner of the Sheffield Doc/Fest this affecting film charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Amer met Raghda in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. Over months they communicated through a tiny hole they’d secretly made in the wall. They fell in love and when released got married and started a family together. This film tells the poignant story of their family torn apart by the tyrannical Assad dictatorship.