‘Queens of Syria’ tells the story of fifty 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, the timeless Ancient Greek tragedy all 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.
This event is in collaboration with Leighton House Museum and in aid of the Hands Up Foundation as part of the Cinema for Syria series.
Tickets include a complimentary drink on arrival, and the opportunity to explore this unique studio-house of artist, traveller and collector Frederic, Lord Leighton.
The film will be followed by an open Q&A with the Director Yasmin Fedda.