Film Screening: Queens of Syria

Film Screening: Queens of Syria
Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest Campus Auditorium

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Queens of Syria tells the story of sixty women from Syria, all forced into exile in Jordan, who came together in Autumn 2013 to create and perform their own version of the Trojan Women, Euripides’s 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

Queens of Syria Trailer

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, The Promise Institute for Human Rights, UCLA First Year Experience