What an incredible afternoon in Brooklyn at the St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church. We Are Not Princesses screened as part of Theater of War’s 10-week Antigone in Ferguson run. It was a touching event for the WANP Team and the audience alike, and new connections have been established to take the film onwards. Thank you!
After the showings in Oslo, Itab went with the film to western Norway where it was being screened twice as part of the Arabisk filmfest 2019 in Bergen.
On March 23rd and 24th, 2019, as part of the Arab Film Days festival in Oslo, We Are Not Princesses had two sold-out screenings.
We Are Not Princesses experienced a sold-out premiere in New York on November 14, 2018, at the biggest documentary film festival in the United States, DOC NYC.
Knowing that none of these women had any experience with performing, and that, for many, it was their first time in a theatre, made their performances even more touching. The audience appreciated the resilience they showed as they told their heart-breaking personal tragedies in front of complete strangers.
Antigone, the play’s heroine is almost seen as a role model for the cast. She, who defies the King and decides to give her brother a proper burial despite his objection, is looked upon with reverence. The women try to work out which role they should have in the play, the brave Antigone or her more subordinate sister, Ismene. To the audience, they were all Antigones.