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Film Screening: Queens of Syria

October 19, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Queens of Syria tells the story of sixty 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, Euripides’s tragedy 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.
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Co-sponsored by:

UCLA Center for the Study of Women
UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television
UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA Law
UCLA First Year Experience


October 19, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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