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Sunday 18 June 2017

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Mushkil Aasaan
220-222 Upper Tooting Road
SW17 7EW


Queens of Syria




Arts and Culture


Celebrating Refugee Week 2017

All welcome to a free film showing:Queens of Syria

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 ancient Greek tragedy about the plight of women in war.

What followed was an extraordinary moment of cross-cultural contact across millennia. 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.

Sunday 18th June 2017 at Mushkil Aasaan, 220-222 Upper Tooting Road, SW17 7EW

Doors open at 4:00 pm for tea and a samosa & thefilm starts at 5:00 pm. In Arabic with English subtitles

This is a thrilling and absorbing account of change, not a ‘film of the play’. It’s all about how the women explore telling their shared stories with passion
and creativity. It’s a moving and positive film!

Please contact Charles at with any queries.

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