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Glasgow Film Festival
The World to Hear: Queens of Syria UK Theatre Tour + Queens of Syria

Fri 23 February 2018

In the summer of 2016, 13 Syrian refugee women left their lodgings in Jordan to tour the UK with their own adaptation of Euripides’ great anti-war play, The Trojan Women. Backed by London’s prestigious Young Vic Theatre, the women weaved their stories of exile and loss into the play. Alongside behind-the-scenes footage, we hear first-hand why this play can help people better understand what it means to be Syrian today. Followed by a screening of Queens of Syria and a post film discussion focusing on the UK refugee condition and the state of international mobility.