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.

Upcoming Screenings

Click on our News section to find out about the screenings we’ve had so far. It is an exciting time. Here’s what we have coming up:

June 9 & 13 -  SF Doc Fest, San Francisco. We're headed to SF for our premiere in the Bay Area, home to our Producer/Editor Sara Maamouri and Executive Producer Susan Kimberlin.

June 13 - Oxford University. As part of a series focusing on identity and politics, there will be a screening followed by a panel discussion. We don't have the details yet but email - hal@openartfoundation.org - us if you're in the area and would like to attend.

We look forward to publishing more dates, including our UK premiere, once the festivals have made the official announcements. 


Find out about the team behind We Are Not Princesses; their mission, their past experience, alongside links to personal content.

Meet the Team →

The Actresses

Read moving interviews with some of these courageous women as they tell us about their new lives and what they miss about home.

Meet the Actresses →

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Festival Photos

Click to see images of our tour of We Are Not Princesses.

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