Screening of 'Queens of Syria' Documentary with Question and Answer Session

Lecture Theatre G15, Muirhead Building
Wednesday 17 January 2018 (13:00-16:00)

Jennifer Palmer:

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The Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology has secured a screening of the documentary 'Queens of Syria'.

This unique film tells the story of fifty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together to create and perform their own version of The Trojan Women, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war. What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia, in which women born in 20th century Syria found a blazingly vivid mirror of their own experiences in the stories of a queen, princesses and ordinary women like them, uprooted, enslaved, and bereaved by the Trojan War.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Executive Producers Charlotte Eagar and William Stirling and original cast-member Reem Al Sayyah.

This event is free and open to all but registration is required.

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