We Are Not Princesses

Sara Maamouri is a documentary filmmaker and editor who has explored a diverse range of topics for over 15 years. Her work has touched on social, educational and political issues, from former enemies bound together through loss and discovery (In This Waiting, 2011) to rebuilding a life in a former war zone (Amal's Garden, 2012) and reinventing a country as the world watches (A Revolution in Four Seasons, Hot Docs 2016). 


Bridgette Auger is an artist and filmmaker strongly committed to using art for social change who has lived and worked in the Middle East for over 12 years.

"We Are Not Princesses is a documentary about the strength and spirit of four Syrian women living as refugees in Beirut. 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 theater 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." - Read our interview with Sara Maamouri and Bridgette Auger in The Crazy Mind magazine.

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