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, the Open Art Foundation put together a theatre workshop with Syrian women refugees in Beirut to help these women find community and to help 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 ever-worsening situation back home.
Click on our News section to find out more about both past and future screenings. Here’s what we have coming up:
June 2 - CoSM Women’s Visionary Film Symposium, Wappingers Falls, New York, NY, USA
June 9 & 13 - SF Doc Fest, San Francisco, USA
June 13 - Oxford University, Oxford, UK
June 15 - Ramsgate 3rd International Film & TV Festival, Ramsgate, UK
June 18 - Depth of Field International Film Festival, Nassau, Delaware, USA
We look forward to publishing more dates once the festivals have made the official announcements.