A Syrian Love Story
A Syrian Love Story

A Syrian Love Story

Director Sean McAllister

Production year 2015

Length 80min.

Country UK


Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an 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.


Sean McAllister
Sean McAllister



Sean McAllister, Elhum Shakerifar


Sean McAllister

Director of Photography

Sean McAllister

Music by

Terry Dunn, Le Trio Joubran


Matt Scholes, Johnny Burke

Production company(ies)

Ten Foot Films Ltd 87 Athlone Road London SW2 2DU United Kingdom

Sean McAllister

Left school at 16, worked in a variety of factories in the North of England before he picked up a camera and filmed his way into the National Film School, where he graduated in 1996. His first film, Working for the Enemy was followed up with The Minders and both earned him Royal Television Society Award Nomination. After these came Settlers (2000) and Hull's Angel in 2002. From his early films to his more recent international successes, Sean McAllister’s films portray, with characteristic intimacy and frankness, people from different parts of the world who are struggling to survive but are survivors. They are caught up in political and personal conflicts, trying to make sense of the world we live in.


Working for the Enemy (1997), The Minders (1998), Settlers (2000), Hull's Angel (2002), The Liberace of Baghdad (2004), Japan: A Story of Love and Hate (2008), The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012), A Syrian Love Story (2015).

FILMS 2015