Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.
CAST & CREW
Sean McAllister, Elhum Shakerifar
Director of Photography
Terry Dunn, Le Trio Joubran
Matt Scholes, Johnny Burke
Ten Foot Films Ltd 87 Athlone Road London SW2 2DU United Kingdom
Left school at 16, worked in a variety of factories in the North of England before he picked up a camera and filmed his way into the National Film School, where he graduated in 1996. His first film, Working for the Enemy was followed up with The Minders and both earned him Royal Television Society Award Nomination. After these came Settlers (2000) and Hull's Angel in 2002. From his early films to his more recent international successes, Sean McAllister’s films portray, with characteristic intimacy and frankness, people from different parts of the world who are struggling to survive but are survivors. They are caught up in political and personal conflicts, trying to make sense of the world we live in.
Working for the Enemy (1997), The Minders (1998), Settlers (2000), Hull's Angel (2002), The Liberace of Baghdad (2004), Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (2008), The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012), A Syrian Love Story (2015).