BY LIWAA YAZJI TRANSLATED BY CLEM NAYLOR (SYRIA)
‘I look behind me and there’s nothing. And now I look in front of me and there’s nothing. A gap. I couldn’t have a baby with my husband. That’s my crime. And it’s because of war, not God.’
Why would a Syrian refugee want to bring a child into this world? Leading Syrian filmmaker and playwright Liwaa Yazji digs under the skin of 3 Syrian women, from very different homes, to discover how they overcome the deeply disturbing effects of conflict, displacement and the cruelty of war.
Directed by Emma Callander
Performed by Nadia Emam, Carla Henry, Perveen Hussian, Abdul Salis, Katie West
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