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Docs@TheByre: Syrian Stories- Female Voice

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Syrian Stories: Female Voice

Join us on 22 May 5pm at The Byre for a selection of short films featuring the perspectives and experiences of Syrian women filmmakers and discussisions about the politics of art and the art of politics. Free but ticketed. https://byretheatre.com/events/cinema-documentary-syrian-stories-female-voice/

Women in Syria have not only borne the brunt of the country’s lengthy civil war, they have been marginalised and rendered invisible, despite their huge contribution to the struggle. Yet, few of the stories are told by them. In this collection of short films presented by the Scottish Documentary Institute in collaboration with the British Council and Bidayyat, female Syrian filmmakers share their experience and perspective being a refugee in neighbouring countries: Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.



About Docs@The Byre: Celebrating the Cinematic Documentary

Documentaries don’t just inform us about the world. They inspire, delight, and immerse us in the world.  They engage and exhilarate with their stories, characters, images, and sounds. They take us places we haven’t even imagined of going. And yet, documentary gets a bad rap. People treat it like the broccoli of the film kingdom: good for you but not necessarily pleasurable— more talking heads for the telly than a spectacle at the cinema. By showing compelling documentaries on the big screen and holding conversations with documentary professionals and scholars, Docs@TheByre sets the record straight.  After all, documentaries may have something to teach us but there’s also a lot we can learn about documentary— and should learn in this age of ‘post-truth’.


May 22
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Leshu Torchin
Centre for Film Studies


Byre Theatre- Studio
Abbey Street
St Andrews, KY16 9LA
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