A Syrian Love Story

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.

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