Queens of Syria
Lebanon, Jordan, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates
Producer: Itab Azzam, Georgina Paget
Production Company: Refuge Productions
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 timeless Ancient Greek tragedy all 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.
Yasmin Fedda is an award winning documentary filmmaker whose films have been BAFTA nominated and screened at Sundance. Yasmin has a PhD in Transdisciplinary Documentary Film, for which she was awarded a scholarship in Peace-building and the World of Documentary Film from the University of Edinburgh. She is co-founder of Highlight Arts, an organisation that works with artists in times of conflict.