159A Tottenham Lane
ArtHouse 3:30 PM
We are delighted to be joined by director Sean McAllister for a Q&A, live on the ArtHouse stage, following the screening.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sheffield Documentary Festival the film tells the story of comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda, who met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago.
When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the ‘Arab Spring’ sweeps the region, the family’s fate shifts irrevocably.
Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.
'Sean McAllister is won of the bravest and most powerful film makers around' - Michael Moore.