United Kingdom, 2015, 76’, Color
English, Arabic, French with Turkish and English subtitles
Director: Sean McAllister
Cinematography: Sean McAllister
Editing: Matt Scholes, Johnny Burke
Sound: Sean McAllister
Producers: Elhum Shakerifar, Sean McAllister
Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda 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.