A Syrian Love Story Ottawa Premiere

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 11:15

Cinema Politica is honored to present the Ottawa premiere of A Syrian Love Story. Director Sean McAllister and one of the protagonists will be in attendance. This screening is co-sponsored by CUPW STTP and PSAC - AFPC, and co-presented with the #RefugeesWelcomeHere campaign of Amnesty International Canada and the Canadian Council for Refugees / Conseil canadien pour les réfugiésOctopus Bookstore and Carleton Cinema Politica.

Regular Admission $10, Students and Seniors $7. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Mayfair theatre box office, Octopus Book Store, and Opirg Carleton. Accessibility information below. 

Sean McAllister l United Kingdom I Arabic - English Subtitles
90' l 2015

Filmed over 5 years, A SYRIAN LOVE STORY charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. Amer, 45, met Raghda, 40, in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. They fell in love and when released got married and started a family together. This film tells the lovers' story as they flee to Lebanon with their children and eventually become political exiles in the sleepy town of Albi, France. The poignant story of comrades and lovers Raghda and Amer is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland, their family, and each other.

The venue is wheelchair accessible, however, it is through the theatre's rear exit doors on Euclid (beside Quinn's pub). Unfortunately, the theatre's washrooms are not wheelchair accessible, but there are accessible washrooms at the Barley Mow pub, right next to the Mayfair. The staff of the Mayfair theatre encourage you to call in advance to make sure your accessibility needs are met for the event at 613-730-6552.

The Mayfair
1074 Bank St.
Ottawa , ON
45° 23' 40.4736" N, 75° 41' 2.1084" W
Ontario CA

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