Queens of Syria

“It’s like us; we were all queens in our houses. Hecuba said, ‘I used to run this place but now I am nothing.’ That’s us now.”

Only two weeks after our last post which featured a production of The Trojan Women performed in Jordan by a group of Syrian refugees (https://commonhumanitybbth.wordpress.com/2014/04/11/the-power-of-storytelling/), a team of filmmakers started a campaign to fund the production of a documentary following the stories, struggles, and successes of these women and their powerful play. Below you can find the link to that campaign, which includes a development trailer and a video message from the filmmaker. Each video is filled with moving footage of the women involved, testament to the power of theatre, storytelling, and friendship, and the universality of the human experience, even in war. Watch and read for yourself, and if you are moved to do so, contribute to the filmmakers’ worthy cause: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/queens-of-syria-a-documentary#home

“Since I started this project my life has been renewed. I have a scream I want the whole world to hear. But I wonder if it will resonate?”

The play’s official website: http://www.syriatrojanwomen.org/

Queens of Syria

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