About the Film

Comrades and lovers Amer and Raghda met in a Syrian prison cell 15 years ago. When McAllister first meets their family in 2009, Raghda is back in prison leaving Amer to look after their 4 boys alone; but as the ‘Arab Spring’ sweeps the region, the family’s fate shifts irrevocably. Filmed over 5 years, the film charts their 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.


UN Sustainable Development Goal #11:  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. 

Film Information

Year: 2015
Length: 78min
Language: Arabic, French with English Subtitles
Country: Syria, France
Premiere: Calgary
Genre: Human Rights

Cast & Credits

Director: Sean McAllister
Producer: Sean McAllister