Summer Film Series: “Io sto con la sposa (On the Bride’s Side)” by Antionio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry
Wednesday | June 1 | 6:00 p.m.
* A very light snack will be served at 5:30 p.m.
** This series is co-sponsored by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.
On the Bride’s Side records the 2013 journey of five undocumented Syrian and Palestinian refugees who end up in Italy fleeing the war in Syria, and with the help of the filmmakers, continue on from Milan to Stockholm where they seek to attain political asylum. The refugees and their supporters travel as a fake wedding party complete with a bride in a white gown, hoping to avoid detection and arrest. Along the way they reflect on the treacherous experiences, risks undertaken, and those left behind in their search for better lives for themselves and their families. By Antionio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry / Italy, Palestine / 2014 / 98 mins
To read an interview with one of the directors, click here.
For more information about the other films in the Summer Film Series, please click here.