Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.
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A great work of journalism, filmaking and humanism. It's so important to see people as whole human beings, who love, succeed, fail, have families and goals, all sorts of emotions. And not just the stereotype refugee, or some other one.
One of the best documentary films I've ever seen. What makes A Syrian Love Story near pure excellence is the absolute truth of the situation that the family Sean McAllister captures find themselves in, and makes more a very emotional end albeit satisfying. The film also brings to light the struggle the civil war in Syria has on families living there, and why we must to more to help.
I felt so moved by this documentary that I started crying my eyes out during the screening... It is a truly heartbreaking story of love, pain and possibly peace at the end of it. Characters seem to be completely genuine and raw in their emotions. The little boy is incredibly cute and innocent and each person in the family moves you in different ways. It seems to be filmed with a camcorder but still powerful.
3.5 This little film has really moved me. I guess we forget that behind all the social and political tragedy of a war there are always personal tragedies; the refugees that seek asylum in the West are people with their own personal burdens.