A Syrian Love Story

Sean McAllister
United Kingdom
90 min
2016
A Syrian Love Story by Sean McAllister
Synopsis: 

Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the ‘Arab Spring’ sweeps the region, the family’s fate shifts irrevocably. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Film editing: Matt Scholes
Producer:  Sean McAllister, Elhum Shakerifar
Production: Tenfoot Films