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    A Syrian Love Story

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    Director: Sean McAllister

    Country: Great Britain

    Year: 2015

    Length: 76'

    Language: In English, Arabic and French with English subtitles

    Introduction by Filipp Kruusvall.

    Amer meets Raghda through a small hole in the wall: they are cell neighbours in a prison, where they are being held for criticising the regime. Fifteen years and four children later, Raghda finds herself behind bars again. As the voices against the Assad regime become ever louder, she is unexpectedly released... but the reunited family must now leave their homeland. From 2009 onwards, director Sean McAllister accompanied this Syrian family for a period of five turbulent years during the Arab Spring. He tells a story of hope and despair: for the revolution, the Syrian homeland and mutual love.

    In “A Syrian Love Story”, McAllister manages to unite the private lives of the protagonists with the story of a nation in a beautifully poetic way.