A Syrian Love Story (2015) landed in third place on The Guardian’s year-end best list and serves as a gripping reminder of the ongoing conflict in Syria and its enduring consequences. This topical film depicts the toll of the tyrannical Assad dictatorship, through the story of a family it nearly tears apart. Filmed from the start in the thriving heart of the Yarmouk Camp in Damascus – made infamous by the unabashed brutality of its inhabitants being starved to death by the Assad regime, the family flees to Lebanon and then to France where they are given political asylum in the sleepy town of Albi, and watch the revolution from afar, waiting for Assad to fall.
Join us for this poignant family portrait that spotlights why people are staking their lives for change in the Arab world, and gives a firsthand look at the overwhelming obstacles in place for those seeking refuge. Editor Matt Scholes, will be in attendance along with Director, Sean Mccallister and subjects of the film who will join us remotely for a discussion.
Proceeds from this event will go to support the American Refugee Committee. Donations will also be taken at the door.