We Are Not Princesses is a documentary film about the incredible strength and spirit of four Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut as they come together to tell their stories of love, loss, pain and hope through the ancient Greek play, Antigone.
Our film uses intimate footage and animation to follow how this group of women find laughter and purpose as they come together to perform the ancient Greek play, Antigone. In 2014, Open Art organised a theatre workshop with Syrian women refugees in Beirut in order to help them find community and process their trauma as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. This film focuses on the resilient, intelligent, articulate Syrian women who are picking up the pieces of their lives and moving forward in spite of the situation back home.
Click on the dates below to find out more about each event. Our News section will give you information about both past and future screenings as well. Here’s what we have coming up:
June 9 & 13 - SF Doc Fest, San Francisco, California, USA - Audience Award Winner
June 13 - Oxford University, Oxford, UK
June 15 - Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival, Ramsgate, UK - Diversity Award Winner
June 18 - Depth of Field Int’l Film Festival, Nassau, Delaware, USA - Excellence Award Winner
July 11 - Theater of War, Brooklyn, New York, USA
July 14 - Nevertheless Film Festival, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
We look forward to publishing more dates once the festivals have made the official announcements.